Sept. 18, 2012
Contact: Dan Hendrick, (212) 361-6350 ext. 206
Candidate for 55th State Senate District
The New York League of Conservation Voters, which works to make environmental sustainability a top political and policy priority in New York State, has announced its endorsement of Ted O'Brien in the 55th State Senate District.
Ted O'Brien, candidate for State Senate In District 55.As a member of the Monroe County Legislature since 2004, Ted O'Brien has played a critical role in developing and implementing environmental policies. O'Brien sponsored the "Renewable Energy Purchasing" proposal that would empower Monroe County to purchase 25 percent of its energy from nonpolluting, renewable energy sources. He authored a proposal to convert Monroe County's Request for Proposals system to an electronic system in an effort to save paper and ink. O'Brien also co-sponsored legislation entitled "Be the Change" to allow Monroe County to do business in a more efficient and sustainable manner.
Click here to learn more about Ted and read his responses to NYLCV's environmental questionnaire.
"We are proud to announce our endorsement of Ted O'Brien," said NYLCV President Marcia Bystryn. "Ted's record of achievement and plans for a greener, healthier future make him the clear environmental choice in this race. Voters in the 55th Senate District who care about clean air, healthy drinking water and making New York a sustainability leader should cast their ballots for Ted O'Brien on November 6th."
In response to the endorsement, Ted O'Brien said: "Monroe and Ontario counties' lakes, parks and open spaces are invaluable treasures. I am determined to fight for our environment and protect New York families from dangerous toxins and harmful pollutants. I am committed to safeguarding the state's Environmental Protection Fund, an invaluable tool for cleaning up our communities and creating economic development opportunities. I am thrilled to be endorsed by the New York League of Conservation Voters and can't wait to work alongside them in the State Senate."
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.