- DISTRICT: 71
- REGION: New York City
- GOVERNMENT BODY: New York State Assembly
- YEAR: 2018
- CONTACT: Campaign Website
Al Taylor, a member of the State Assembly since 2017, has immediately declared himself as a supporter of a wide-range of environmental policy, from mitigating the effects of pollution to preserving open space to facilitating the state’s transition away from fossil fuels.
He encourages legislation that requires large generators to donate or compost their excess food and that holds companies accountable for disclosing and banning harmful chemicals in children’s toys. In regards to creating a safe educational atmosphere, Taylor is committed to increasing the frequency of lead testing and regulating toxins in cleaning supplies used in classrooms. He believes strongly in projects such as microgrids, energy efficient retrofits and shared purchasing models to implement reliable, affordable clean energy infrastructure in low income communities. He furthermore wants to see augmented investment in mass transit to improve efficiency, as well as incentives for car sharing, bikes and walkable neighborhoods coupled with deployment of zero emission vehicles to enhance air quality.
Looking to the future, Taylor will uphold his commitment to upgrading public parks, promoting smart, sustainable growth and development that advances the residents’ quality of life while keeping their best interests in mind.