Boston City Council, District 5
Ricardo Arroyo is committed to lifting up every voice in his district to create healthier and more sustainable communities. He understands the impacts of climate change and is focused on finding solutions that are equitable and accessible to everyone.
Boston City Council, District 8
Kenzie Bok will work to lower emissions through building code changes, community choice energy, investment in public transit, and more electric vehicle charging infrastructure. She plans to prioritize flood defense and resiliency in ways that enhance public green space. She is deeply committed to encouraging shifts to lower-carbon modes of transportation and making our streets safer for all users.
Mayor of Taunton
Estele Borges was born in Santa Maria, Azores and came to the United States in 1968. She graduated from LaSalle College with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and an A.S. in Physical Therapy. She is the Client Relations Director & Therapist for EPIC Health Services, serving the Taunton community in the healthcare industry for over 20 years. She has also been a City Councilor since 2014.
Mayor of Melrose
Paul Brodeur has been an important ally in ELM’s work to restore the environmental budget and increase home energy efficiency audits. He was also a strong supporter of the Greenworks program, offering an amendment to ensure water infrastructure resiliency projects would be eligible for funding. If elected Mayor, Representative Brodeur has ambitious plans to prioritize open green space and keep Melrose on the path to becoming a NetZero community by 2050. His plans to educate the public on recycling guidelines and pilot a curbside composting program would dramatically reduce the city’s solid waste. Representative Brodeur has also pledged that maintaining and improving local parks will be a priority for his administration if elected.
Boston City Council, District 9
Craig Cashman is committed to a sustainable future for Allston Brighton. He values preserving green space for all residents and will work to assure that all future development meets Net Zero carbon emissions standards.
Weymouth Town Council
Tim is a lifelong resident of Weymouth. Tim attended Stonehill College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in both Economics and Public Policy. Tim has experience both in public policy and working with the business community. He currently works as the Policy & Partnerships Manager for CABA, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that works with local businesses on clean energy, climate resilience, and sustainability.
Mayor of Somerville
Mayor Joseph Curtatone has spearheaded climate action in Somerville. The city boasts a detailed plan to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, built around building energy conversion, transportation shift, and new green spaces. A key part of the plan is that it delivers social and economic equity so that those who have the least can realize the benefits of a healthier climate. Mayor Curtatone also has championed more aggressive climate forward policies at the state level, like making public transit free and electrifying all rail service. He has exhibited the bold, driven leadership we need to tackle our climate crisis.
Lynn City Council, Ward 6
Cinda is an active member of the community, participating in the Lynn Rotary Club, volunteering with Kakrona Center, serving on the board of Arts After Hours, Community Path of Lynn Coalition, co-founding the Voices of Lynn festival. She graduated from Lynn public schools before attending North Shore Community College and then UMass Boston. She has held multiple positions at the State House and understands the intricacies of state and local government and connecting with constituents to provide resources.
Taunton Municipal Light Plant Commission
Electing dedicated, qualified members to local light and power commissions and boards will improve transparency and make progress toward transitioning our energy grid to efficient and renewable sources. If elected, James will implement a new comprehensive and coordinated energy efficiency program, prioritizing the least efficient properties in TMLP territory. He also plans to implement an electrification program including space heating, water heating, and electric vehicles and increase the amount of renewable energy in our portfolio.
Boston City Council, District 1
ELM is proud to support Edwards in this important race for Boston’s 1st District (which encompasses East Boston, North End and Charlestown) because of her commitment to the environmental issues and her belief that accelerating development should always consider the well being of ordinary citizens while promoting and protecting the city’s unique and fragile environment.
Boston City Council, At-Large
Councilor Michael Flaherty was first elected to Boston City Council in 2000. He advocated for Boston’s passing of the Community Preservation Act and has served as the chair of the Community Preservation Committee. He has recommended 91 community preservation projects totaling $42 million.
Annissa Essaibi George
Boston City Council, At-Large
Councilor Annissa Essaibi George was elected to City Council in November 2015. She has a deep understanding of the connection between a strong environment and a strong economy. She also appreciates the value that safe, open parks and green space provide to Boston’s communities.
Worcester City Council
We are excited to support Etel Haxhiaj for her commitment to the environment and her experience as a community activist. She has worked as a legal advocate in the Attorney General’s office, a board member of the YWCA and on several city boards and commissions. Most recently she worked as an organizer for Mothers Out Front to protect children’s health from the dangers of gas leaks. She has also been an activist and outspoken supporter of Black Lives Matter.
Lowell City Council
Harry has over two decades of experience in engineering and management, is an entrepreneur and serves as an adjunct faculty at Cambridge College. Harry has been involved with community organizing groups and nonprofits in Lowell such as Merrimack Valley Projects and holds membership in preservation societies and supports investment in arts and culture. His policy platform centers around economic development in Lowell, increasing commercial revenue for the city, adequate funding for Lowell Public Schools, addressing infrastructure issues in the schools, addressing environmental issues including green energy sources and clean river initiatives, improving infrastructure and public safety in Lowell neighborhoods, and investing in arts and culture.
Mayor of Easthampton
We proudly support Nicole LaChapelle for her second term as mayor of Easthampton. She served on the Easthampton Zoning Board of Appeals for nine years where she advocated for environmentally conscious and protective measures for conservation areas and worked on Easthampton’s first two 40B applications. She was a member of the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs subcommittee, where she put forward strong proposals that identified environmental issues as social and climate justice concerns that needed to be addressed by the development and business community as downtown Holyoke looked at redevelopment.
Springfield City Council
Councilor Lederman was first elected an At-Large City Councilor in Springfield on November 7, 2017, and now chairs the Committee on Health and Human Services and is a member of the Maintenance and Development Committee and the Public Safety Committee. He also created and now chairs the first Committee on Sustainability and the Environment and advocated for the first Sustainability Coordinator position in Springfield to implement the Springfield Climate Action Plan, reduce pollution, and increase air quality. Jesse has fought for the repair of hundreds of gas leaks across the City of Springfield and drew attention to the cost of lost gas being passed on to customers.
Quincy City Council, At-Large
As City Councilor, Nina has worked to open the doors of government to every resident ensuring that their voices and concerns are heard. In her time on the Council, Nina has learned from our residents about what they believe is great about Quincy, what we can do better, and where we should do better.
Malden City Council, Ward 3
Amanda’s experience includes serving on the Board of Directors for the Malden Redevelopment Authority and Asian Community Development Corporation, Communications Director for Metropolitan Area Planning Council, and Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Walkability. Amanda recognizes that good energy and environmental policies are critical issues for building a healthy and prosperous community. This is why she has her strategic vision to help Malden become a regional leader and reach the goal of net-zero emissions by 2040. She also has a plan for creating a Zero Waste Malden to reduce cost per tonnage for the city and for greenhouse gas reductions. Amanda is also actively seeking ways to increase parks and open spaces to ensure equitable access.
New Bedford City Council, Ward 6
In addition to City Council duties Councilor Lopes am an active member in several local community organizations, currently a member of the Cove Street, Clark’s Point Neighbor Association, Ward Six Democratic Committee, Assistant Youth Soccer and Baseball Coach, Board Member of the United Way of Greater New Bedford, Board Member of South end Business Association, and a Board Member of Save the Orpheum Theater, and an Operation Clean Up Volunteer. He is a proud member of the Prince Henry Society and the Friends Sons of New Bedford.
Mayor of Brockton
Pereira has demonstrated a deep commitment to Brockton’s development in the areas of youth advocacy, economic inequality, and environmental justice. He currently serves as a community and transportation planner where he is tasked to address the physical, social, and economic development of Brockton and other surrounding municipalities. He is also a board member of the Massachusetts Bicycle Association where he advocates for a healthy and sustainable future.
Mayor of Worcester
ELM supports the re-election of Mayor Petty due to his proven track record of leadership on environmental issues and his commitment to making Worcester a more sustainable community.
Over the past six years, Petty has overseen the ongoing renaissance of Worcester into a vibrant, growing and increasingly livable mid-size city, all the while keeping the city focused on its responsibility to sustainability and environmental innovation.
Alejandra St Guillen
Boston City Council, At-Large
Alejandra St. Guillen is a strong advocate for communities most affected by the climate crisis. She will bring a people-centered focus on equity to discussions of environmental issues. It will benefit the Council to have another strong voice on environmental justice.
Boston City Council, At-Large
Councilor Michelle Wu has been a leader on climate issues since being elected in 2013. She has successfully brought forward and passed Community Choice Energy and the plastic bag ban in Boston. Wu has also been outspoken on the city’s need for reliable, affordable and accessible, public transit.