The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund has endorsed State Representative Paul Brodeur for Mayor of Melrose.
“Representative Brodeur has a strong environmental track record,” stated ELM Action Fund Executive Director Clare Kelly. "He understands the threat that climate change poses to Melrose and the rest of the Commonwealth and he is committed to helping the city meet its commitment to be carbon neutral by 2050."
“ELM has appreciated having Representative Brodeur as an ally,” said ELM Action Fund President Elizabeth Henry. “His wealth of experience with state and local government will make him a strong and effective advocate for the Melrose environment as mayor.”
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Environmental League of Massachusetts,” said Paul Brodeur. “In order for our city to have the future we all want, we must continue to focus on protecting our environment. From preserving our green spaces, to improving alternate transportation options, to working together to decrease our carbon footprint, protecting our environment matters. We have a responsibility to both current and future Melrosians and, as mayor, I will continue my commitment to fostering a greener Melrose so that we create the best tomorrow for our city.”
In his time at the State House, Representative Brodeur has been an important ally in ELM’s work to restore the environmental budget and increase home energy efficiency audits. He was also a strong supporter of the Greenworks program, offering an amendment to ensure water infrastructure resiliency projects would be eligible for funding. If elected Mayor, Representative Brodeur has ambitious plans to prioritize open green space and keep Melrose on the path to becoming a NetZero community by 2050. His plans to educate the public on recycling guidelines and pilot a curbside composting program would dramatically reduce the city’s solid waste. Representative Brodeur has also pledged that maintaining and improving local parks will be a priority for his administration if elected.
The ELM Action Fund is a nonpartisan organization that helps pass laws that protect our environmental legacy, holds our elected officials accountable, and works to build the political power of the environmental community. To learn more about our work and our recent electoral victories visit www.elmaction.org/elections/2019-election/.