- DISTRICT: 26
- REGION: New York City
- GOVERNMENT BODY: New York State Senate
- YEAR: 2017
Brian Kavanagh has been a leading environmentalist throughout his tenure as a member of the New York State Assembly, and is running to serve District 26 in the New York State Senate.
Kavanagh currently serves as the Chair of the New York State Caucus of Environmental Legislators, on the Executive Board of the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, and as a member of the Council of State Governments Energy and Environment Committee.
He has authored a substantial amount of environmentally-focused legislation. This past legislative session alone, he sponsored legislation to require the department of education to establish an education for environmental sustainability program to teach children the importance of conserving and protecting our environment (A05945); prohibit the use of polystyrene foam by contractors and lessees who deal with the state through state and municipal contracts (A01013); ban formaldehyde in certain children’s products (A01884); and enact the state and local government food waste prevention and diversion act and require facilities generating excess food waste to take measures to minimize such waste (A03412), among many others.
Brian Kavanagh was the recipient of the League of Conservation Voter’s distinguished Eco-Star Award in 2008. With such a long and successful history of environmental advocacy, Kavanagh has proven himself to be a model candidate who will unquestionably continue to work on behalf of the environment if elected to represent District 26 in the State Senate.