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NEW JERSEY LCV CELEBRATES PRIMARY WINS FOR PRO-ENVIRONMENT ENDORSED CANDIDATES
TRENTON – The following statement is from Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey League of Conservation Voters and Henry Gajda, Policy Director, New Jersey LCV, on the results of today’s primary races for Governor and Legislative Districts throughout the state.
"In the first test of securing pro-environmental leadership in New Jersey, all of our endorsees have won their primary elections,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey LCV.
“With additional legislative and local endorsements coming, we've never been at a stronger point to usher in another two to four years of bold climate action that secures clean drinking water for all, catalyzes thousands of clean energy jobs, and secures environmental justice for our most overburdened communities," said Henry Gajda, Public Policy Director, New Jersey LCV. "However, our work to get all of our endorsed candidates elected in November is just starting, and it's not going to be easy. Unfortunately, there are far too many pro-polluter and anti-environment candidates who also won, painting a clear picture of who we are up against this November."
“We couldn’t be prouder of LD-20 candidates Joe Cryan, Annette Quijano, and Reginald Atkins for their victory. Clean air is a major issue in their district, and we are confident they will work to improve air quality for all New Jerseyans,” continued Gajda.
“The win in LD37 with Gordon Johnson, Shama Haider and Ellen Park securing victory means that Gordon Johnson and his team will have the opportunity to continue to fight for environmental justice and bold climate action.”
A full list of the endorsements including biographies of the endorsees can be found here.
New Jersey LCV is a nonpartisan organization whose mission is to elect environmental champions, and it is the only New Jersey environmental group with a Political Action Committee (PAC) and Super PAC. We plan to invest $1 million in this year’s election.