Feb. 4, 2010
Contact: Dan Hendrick, (212) 361-6350 ext. 206
An impressive record
of environmental leadership
NEW YORK --- The New York League of Conservation Voters, which works to make environmental sustainability a top political and policy priority in New York State, has endorsed Pete Harckham for Assembly in District 89, which includes the Westchester County towns of Bedford, Mt. Kisco, Lewisboro, Pound Ridge, New Castle, North Castle, Harrison and part of White Plains. A special election will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 9 to fill the Assembly seat vacated by Adam Bradley, who was elected recently mayor of White Plains.
During his time in public office, Pete Harckham has amassed an impressive record of environmental leadership. As chair of the Westchester County Legislature's Environmental Committee, he steered state funding to water quality projects that saved taxpayer dollars and protected waterways in Westchester County. He successfully passed legislation to restrict the use of harmful chemicals that foul Long Island Sound. He also championed energy efficiency and alternative energy initiatives that will create permanent taxpayer savings and help clean Westchester's air.
If elected on Tuesday, Legislator Harckham has a robust environmental agenda for Albany that will make solar energy systems for more affordable for homeowners, attract grants for clean water and infrastructure improvements, and enhance clean transportation options.
"Pete Harckham has been a true environmental leader for Westchester County," said Marcia Bystryn, president of the New York League of Conservation Voters. "Because of his efforts to protect our drinking water, clean our air and keep our economy growing sustainably, the New York League of Conservation Voters is proud to endorse Pete Harckham for the New York State Assembly."
The New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) was founded in 1989 as a nonpartisan, policy making and political action organization that works to make environmental protection a top priority with elected officials, decision makers, and voters by evaluating incumbent performance and endorsing and electing environmental leaders to office in New York State.