Oct. 10, 2012
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A proven record of environmental leadership
James SkoufisNEW 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 James Skoufis for Assembly in the 99th Assembly District.
You can learn more about this great candidate and read his responses to our environmental questionnaire here.
As a Woodbury Councilmember, Skoufis took a leadership role by creating and then chairing the town's Environmental Conservation Committee. Among his achievements on the municipal governing body, he introduced legislation, since adopted, to make Woodbury a New York State Climate Smart Community. Following up on that commitment, Councilman Skoufis led the town's effort to "green" municipal buildings, saving energy and taxpayer dollars.
If elected, Skoufis has vowed to place a high priority on protecting the Hudson Valley's natural resources, creating jobs by transitioning to a clean-energy economy, and cracking down on toxic chemicals in children's products.
"More than ever, the Hudson Valley needs thoughtful elected leaders who seek ways to protect the environment while making government more efficient," said Marcia Bystryn, president of the New York League of Conservation Voters. "James Skoufis is exactly the kind of leader we need in Albany, and we encourage voters who care about the environment and a clean-energy future to support him for election on November 6th."
In response to the endorsement, James Skoufis said: "I, first and foremost, would like to thank the New York League of Conservation Voters for their support and endorsement. As a Councilman in the Town of Woodbury I have been a consistent steward of the environment. That is why I established and chaired the town's Environmental Conservation Committee and spearheaded the effort to retrofit our municipal buildings with green technologies in order to save on energy costs. As the next representative for the 99th Assembly District, I will bring an appropriate balance to development and conservation. The Hudson Valley is a beautiful community to live and raise a family in, and it deserves an elected official who will fight to protect the area's natural resources."
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.