Election Results: Environment and Energy are Critical Campaign Issues in 2020

 

We are proud to announce that 49 of our endorsed candidates officially have been elected to the state legislature!

Our endorsed candidate John Cronin is headed for a recount in the Worcester and Middlesex District and our endorsed candidate Jake Oliveira is awaiting results in the 7th Hampden that are currently too close to call. We are confident with our record so far and comforted that election offices are taking time to ensure accurate results in this unprecedented election year.

Even our endorsed challengers who lost drew considerable support for their strong energy and environmental commitments. Challengers including Amber Hewett, Christina Eckert, and Deb Busser pushed their competitors to act on climate, causing some of them to break from their colleagues to vote for legislation that would commit the state to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and went on to cite their environmental achievements to voters.

The ELM Action Fund team recruited volunteers and hosted phone banks, texted and called over 40,000 voters, and reached hundreds of thousands of potential voters on social media spreading the word about our environmental candidates. We also provided information to our friends and supporters about options to vote safely by mail or early in person, helping to drive record-breaking turnout.

Strong climate policy has become a bi-partisan priority in Massachusetts. Voters across the political spectrum value clean air and water, accessible transit, and a cleaner, safer energy grid. And with the United States withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord becoming effective today, state legislatures are important strongholds against environmental rollbacks and incubators for bold climate policy. We look forward to working with our environmental champions during the upcoming legislative session and we have our hopes high for environmental candidates in races that haven’t been called yet across the nation.

2020 Successful Endorsed Candidates

Christine Barber, State Representative, 34th Middlesex
Natalie Blais, State Representative, 1st Franklin
Michelle Ciccolo, State Representative, 15th Middlesex
Jo Comerford, State Senate, Hampshire, Franklin, & Worcester
Rob Consalvo, State Representative, 14th Suffolk
Cynthia Creem, State Senate, 1st Middlesex and Norfolk
John Cronin, State Senate, Worcester and Middlesex
Michael Day, State Representative, 31st Middlesex
Carol Doherty, State Representative, 3rd Bristol
Mindy Domb, State Representative, 3rd Hampshire
Paul Donato, State Representative, 35th Middlesex
Pat Duffy, State Representative, 5th Hampden
Barry Finegold, State Senate, 2nd Essex and Middlesex
Brandy Fluker-Oakley, State Representative, 12th Suffolk
Jessica Giannino, State Representative, 16th Suffolk
Natalie Higgins, State Representative, 4th Worcester
Kevin Honan, State Representative, 17th Suffolk
Patricia Jehlen, State Senate, 2nd Middlesex
Brad Jones, State Representative, 20th Middlesex
Sally Kerans, State Representative, 13th Essex
Meg Kilcoyne, State Representative, 12th Worcester
Michael Kushmerek, State Representative, 3rd Worcester
Kathy LaNatra, State Representative, 12th Plymouth
Eric Lesser, State Senate, 1st Hampden and Hampshire
Jack Lewis, State Representative, 7th Middlesex

David Linsky, State Representative, 5th Middlesex
Kate Lipper-Garabedian, State Representative, 32nd Middlesex
Jay Livingstone, State Representative, 8th Suffolk
Adrian Madaro, State Representative, 1st Suffolk
Joan Meschino, State Representative, 3rd Plymouth
Christina Minicucci, State Representative, 14th Essex
Liz Miranda, State Representative, 5th Suffolk
Frank Moran, State Representative, 17th Essex
Susan Moran, State Senate, Plymouth and Barnstable
Tram Nguyen, State Representative, 18th Essex
Patrick O’Connor, State Senate, Plymouth and Norfolk
Jake Oliveira, State Representative, 7th Hampden
Steve Owens, State Representative, 29th Middlesex
Marc Pacheco, State Senate, Plymouth and Bristol
Ted Philips, State Representative, 8th Norfolk
Orlando Ramos, State Representative, 9th Hampden
Becca Rausch, State Senate, Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex
Maria Robinson, State Representative, 6th Middlesex
Dave Rogers, State Representative, 24th Middlesex
Dan Ryan, State Representative, 2nd Suffolk
Lindsay Sabadosa, State Representative, 1st Hampshire
Danillo Sena, State Representative, 37th Middlesex
Erika Uyterhoeven, State Representative, 27th Middlesex
Tommy Vitolo, State Representative, 15th Norfolk