FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 9, 2013
Dan Hendrick, (212) 361-6350 ext. 206
NEW 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 John Testa for Westchester County Legislator in District 1.
Legislator Testa’s environmental record began long before he was elected to the Board of Legislators in 2009. As the Mayor of Peekskill from 2002-2007, he put environmental issues at the forefront of his agenda, from solid waste removal program to construction of a new water treatment facility.
Now a member of the Board of Legislators’ Environment & Energy Committee, Testa has supported and helped develop county policies such as a hybrid vehicle law for county vehicles; an extended recycling law; promoting home energy audits; tax breaks for solar panel installation in homes; promoting green job creation; legislation to streamline the county certification process for solar panel installers; and the bonding and infrastructure improvements made to several county parks.
“For the past 15 years as an elected official as a Peekskill City Councilman, Peekskill Mayor and now Westchester County Legislator, John Testa has a strong and consistent record of supporting environmental initiatives,” said NYLCV President Marcia Bystryn. “Because of his impressive track record and vision for an even greener, cleaner future, we are proud to endorse John Testa for the Board of Legislators.”
“It is an honor to once again be endorsed by the New York League of Conservation Voters for my re-election,” Legislator John Testa responded. “As an elected official I have worked diligently to institute policies and initiatives designed to protect and improve the environment and our precious natural resources. I look forward to continuing this focus in my next term as Westchester County Legislator. I thank NYLCV for their endorsement.”
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.