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League of Conservation Voters unveils endorsements



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August 13, 2012
For 2012, the New York League of Conservation Voters has already endorsed dozens of candidates for the New York Assembly, state Senate, and U.S. House of Representatives, as well as one standing U.S. senator, Kirsten Gillibrand.

The organization is committed to environmentally sustainable economic growth. It bills itself as "the only statewide environmental organization in New York that fights for clean water, clean air, renewable energy and open space through political action," and describes itself as non-partisan.

Some of its endorsements are for relative newcomers to the state government: Cheryl Roberts, for Assembly District 107, and Patricia Fahy, for Assembly District 109. Fahy is involved in a crowded Democratic primary. "The environmental issues that confront the Legislature - from fully funding the Environmental Protection Fund to fostering green infrastructure and public transportation initiatives -- require not just experience and leadership, which I will bring to the state Assembly, but an understanding that protecting the environment helps build our economy," she said.

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Cheryl Roberts is a standout environmental attorney. "I will fight hard to protect and preserve the environment, especially prime farmlands in the 107th Assembly District," she said in response to the NYLCV endorsement.

The following is a complete list of endorsed candidates, their districts, and the associated political body, available as of press time:

James Brennan 44 State Assembly

Robert Castelli 93 State Assembly

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Nelson Castro 86 State Assembly

William Colton 47 State Assembly

Michael Cusick 63 State Assembly

Steven Cymbrowitz 45 State Assembly

Steve Englebright 4 State Assembly

Patricia Fahy 109 State Assembly

Andrew Falk 94 State Assembly

Dennis Gabryszak 143 State Assembly

Sandra Galef 95 State Assembly

Ellen Jaffee 97 State Assembly

Micah Kellner 76 State Assembly

Charles Lavine 11 State Assembly

Donna Lupardo 123 State Assembly

William Magnarelli 129 State Assembly

Shelley Mayer 90 State Assembly

John McDonald 108 State Assembly

Tim Nichols 110 State Assembly

Steven Otis 91 State Assembly

Amy Paulin 88 State Assembly

Crystal Peoples Stokes 141 State Assembly

Cheryl Roberts 107 State Assembly

Linda Rosenthal 67 State Assembly

Nily Rozic 25 State Assembly

Angelo L. Santabarbara 111 State Assembly

Michelle Schimel 16 State Assembly

Luis Sepulveda 87 State Assembly

Aravella Simotas 36 State Assembly

Robert Sweeney 11 State Assembly

Fred Thiele 1 State Assembly

Matthew Titone 61 State Assembly

Carrie Woerner 113 State Assembly

Tony Avella 11 State Senate

Neil Breslin 44 State Senate

David Carlucci 38 State Senate

Charles Fuschillo 8 State Senate

Martin Golden 22 State Senate

Mark Grisanti 60 State Senate

Brad Hoylman 27 State Senate

Timothy Kennedy 63 State Senate

Jeffrey Klein 34 State Senate

Liz Krueger 28 State Senate

George Latimer 37 State Senate

Ken LaValle 1 State Senate

Carl Marcellino 5 State Senate

Ted O'Brien 55 State Senate

Diane Savino 23 State Senate

Andrea Stewart-Cousins 35 State Senate

Cecilia Tkaczyk 46 State Senate

Justin Wagner 40 State Senate

Tim Bishop 1 US House of Representatives

Yvette Clarke 9 US House of Representatives

Joseph Crowley 14 US House of Representatives

Eliot Engel 16 US House of Representatives

Brian Higgins 26 US House of Representatives

Steve Israel 3 US House of Representatives

Dan Lamb 22 US House of Representatives

Nita Lowey 17 US House of Representatives

Dan Maffei 24 US House of Representatives

Carolyn Maloney 12 US House of Representatives

Carolyn McCarthy 4 US House of Representatives

Grace Meng 6 US House of Representatives

Mark Murphy 11 US House of Representatives

Jerrold Nadler 10 US House of Representatives

Charles Rangel 13 US House of Representatives

Julian Schreibman 19 US House of Representatives

Louise Slaughter 25 US House of Representatives

Nydia Velazquez 7 US House of Representatives

Kirsten Gillibrand, United States Senate

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