NYLCV Endorses Leroy Comrie For State Senate

A proven record of leadership and commitment to addressing environmental challenges in Queens
NEW YORK - Aug. 21, 2014 - PRLog -- 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 announced its endorsement of Leroy Comrie for New York State Senatorial District 14.

Comrie has made the environment a high priority throughout his time in public service. As former Chair of the City Council’s Land Use Committee, Comrie led passage of the Zone Green Text Amendment to improve energy efficiency and expand green-building practices. During his time on the Council, Comrie emphasized public health initiatives that aimed to improve the overall quality of life for his constituents, pushing for better and more accessible medical facilities in his district while also addressing the amount of air pollution occurring from truck traffic and JFK Airport. He also supported a wide range of environmental legislation that was a priority for NYLCV, from clean energy and recycling, to climate resiliency and electric vehicles.

“Leroy Comrie has a strong record and an impressive knowledge of the many environmental challenges facing Southeast Queens. We are confident he is the right leader to address these challenges in Albany,” said Jon Del Giorno, Chair of NYLCV’s New York City Chapter. “We are proud to endorse Leroy Comrie because he is the right person to lead Southeast Queens toward a greener and cleaner future.”

In response to the endorsement, Leroy Comrie said: “Thanks to the New York League of Conservation Voters for endorsing my candidacy and, more importantly, validating my advocacy and legislative efforts to address and find solutions to environmental issues that impact the livelihood of our residents. No matter the challenges, I maintain my commitment to fight for legislative and regulatory reforms that encourage eco-sustainable measures for a healthy, safe and livable environment.”

Celebrating its 25th anniversary year, the New York League of Conservation Voters (http://www.nylcv.org/) (NYLCV) is the only statewide organization that uses the power of endorsements and a political action committee to elect environmental leaders.

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