Dozens Join George at Harbor Isle Park to Announce Endorsement by 130 Westchester Environmentalists
Dozens of supporters came out to Harbor Island Park - West Basin in Mamaroneck as Senator Latimer announced the endorsement by over 130 environmental leaders and supporters.
For Immediate Release:
Over one hundred environmental leaders and supporters in Westchester County have endorsed Democratic candidate George Latimer for County Executive, according to Westchester Environmentalists for Latimer. Mayors, supervisors, county legislators, town councilpersons, trustees, members of municipal environmental advisory committees, environmental scholars and educators, and board members of environmental organizations have all signaled their support for the candidate by signing an endorsement page on the WestchesterEnvironmentalistsForLatimer.org website.
"George Latimer understands the importance of protecting our environment to reduce flooding, save money, improve resiliency and make the County more sustainable for future generations," say Mamaroneck Supervisor Nancy Seligson.
Chris Burdick, Supervisor of the Town of Bedford Westchester, described Latimer as “an environmental hero” who “would make a strong and lasting impact beginning with climate action -- saving our county money on wasted energy costs while reducing greenhouse gas emissions."
“George Latimer understands that a healthy environment is essential to Westchester’s quality of life, economy, and future,” added Noam Bramson, New Rochelle’s environmentally-minded mayor. “We can count on George to be a champion of our parks and natural resources, to promote clean, cost-effective energy and to lead the charge against climate change."
Throughout his career, Latimer has sponsored multiple bills protecting water resources, parkland and sustainability initiatives, and has consistently received top marks from numerous environmental organizations. A strong believer in human-caused climate change, Latimer supports the Paris Accord and the closure of Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant. Latimer has also opposed the controversial routing of a high-pressure gas transmission pipeline that is slated to pass close to the Indian Point plant.
“I am honored to be recognized and endorsed by such a large and distinguished grassroots group of Westchester County environmentalists,” Latimer said. “Throughout my public career and personal life, I have always placed environmental issues high on my list of priorities and have been a strong environmental supporter, sponsor, co-sponsor and advocate for legislation and funding at every level of government of which I have served.”