The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund has endorsed Tram Nguyen of Andover in the election for the 18th Essex State Representative district, a credit to her commitment to the environment.
“Tram Nguyen understands that a clean energy economy will benefit towns like Andover as well as the rest of the Commonwealth while fighting climate change,” stated ELM Action Fund Executive Director Joe O’Brien. "She knows that a healthy environment and a healthy economy are not at odds."
“Tram Nguyen will make the environment a priority,” said ELM Action Fund President Elizabeth Henry. “The people of the 18th Essex district deserves a strong leader like her in the State House to truly represent their values.”
“I am so honored to receive this endorsement," said Nguyen. "Environmental issues are important in my district, and I look forward to working with the Environmental League of Massachusetts on important environmental priorities, including increasing the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) by 3% or more; increasing offshore wind development in Massachusetts; increasing investment and development of public transportation; and increasing funding for environmental agencies to 1% of the state operating budget."
When she was five years old, Tram and her family fled Vietnam and immigrated to the United States, where they settled in the Merrimack Valley. Tram is a proud graduate of Massachusetts public schools; she attended grade school in Lawrence and Methuen and went on to graduate from Methuen High School at the top of her class. She is a staff attorney with Greater Boston Legal Service (GBLS) and serves as the project coordinator for the Civil Legal Aid for Victims of Crime (CLAVC) Project. She has previously been an Equal Justice Works Fellow in the Asian Outreach Unit as well as a staff attorney with the Employment Law Unit. To learn more about Tram, visit her website at votetram.com.