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Former DEC Commissioner Runs For Colonie Town Supervisor

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2011-10-13 14:08.

NYLCV recently announced our endorsements for the municipal elections that are coming up on Nov. 8.

Denise Sheehan led New York State's  environmental protection efforts under Gov. George  Pataki.Denise Sheehan led New York State's environmental protection efforts under Gov. George Pataki.There are dozens of great candidates, representing both political parties and seeking county, town and city offices across the state. 

But when it comes to environmental credentials, it's hard to get more "green" than Denise Sheehan. A former commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Conservation -- where she oversaw thousands of employees and the centerpieces of the state's environmental protection efforts -- Sheehan has a resume that makes her uniquely qualified to be the next town supervisor of Colonie. 

Located in Albany County, Colonie has important natural resources such as its many open spaces and the Mohawk River waterfront. It is also located in the Capital Region, which has emerged as a major hub for clean energy and green-tech innovation. 

It's exactly this kind of sustainable growth -- protecting the environment and improving the economy -- that Sheehan will focus on as town supervisor. "Improving the quality of life in Colonie depends on sound economic development policies focused on revitalization of our key corridors, combined with efforts to protect our natural resources and green spaces for the enjoyment of our residents. Marrying sound economic growth with environmental protection initiatives is the most effective way of directly impacting the quality of life and future well-being of our citizens," she added.

You can get more details about Denise in our press release announcing her endorsement.

And to all you Colonie residents: Be sure to get out and vote for Denise Sheehan on Nov. 8!

NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Albany, Capital District

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