Environmental League Endorses Watertown State Representative


The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund today endorsed Representative Jonathan Hecht of Watertown for reelection in the 29th Middlesex District, a credit to his work on behalf of the environment in the Legislature the last two years, the group announced.

With critical issues of energy policy and environmental protection to be addressed in the next legislative session, the leadership of the ELM Action Fund believes it is important to return proven environmental champions like Hecht to the House Chamber.

“Representative Hecht has been a tireless advocate to increase the amount of Massachusetts’ energy that comes from renewable sources,” said ELM Action Fund Political Director, Joe O’Brien. “Representative Hecht is a thoughtful and passionate lawmaker who appreciates the complexities of issues, and he was an outspoken champion during the legislature’s debate on solar policy. We appreciate his consistent supporter on a wide range of environmental issues.”

“I greatly appreciate and value the endorsement of ELM’s Action Fund,” said Representative Hecht. “ELM is highly respected in my district and I look forward to continuing our work together on climate change, energy, and other crucial environmental issues.”

First elected to the State House of Representatives in 2008, Hecht is up for reelection this year and is unopposed. For more information about her campaign, please visit her web page at www.jonhecht.com

The ELM Action Fund is a nonpartisan organization that helps pass laws that protect our environmental legacy, holds our elected officials accountable and works to build the political power of the environmental community.

Last year the ELM Action Fund and the national League of Conservation Voters launched a new affiliation and an aggressive plan to flex the environmental community’s policy muscle in Massachusetts.

This fall the ELM Action Fund has been working to educate and mobilize voters in key legislative races across the state. To learn more about our work and our recent electoral victories go to www.elmaction.org/campaigns.

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