New York League of Conservation Voters has given Rye Councilwoman Catherine Parker the nod in her bid for County Legislator.
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New York League of Conservation Voters
Endorses Catherine Parker For County Legislator
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 Catherine Parker for the Westchester Board of Legislators in District 7.
Parker is currently a member of the Rye City Council, where she has sponsored and supported several pieces of critical environmental legislation including the banning on plastic bags, introducing hybrid vehicles to the Rye Police Department Fleets and purchasing recycling bins for recreational spaces and the business district. In addition to her various policy initiatives, Parker also oversaw the Central Business District Streetscape Planning Group, which was dedicated to formulating a comprehensive vision for the streets of downtown Rye.
“Catherine Parker has showcased her deep commitment to the environment during her successful tenure on the Rye City Council,” said NYLCV President Marcia Bystryn. “She has fought to make Rye a cleaner, greener place to live, and we expect the same high caliber of advocacy if she is elected to the Westchester County Legislature.”
“I am proud of the environmental initiatives that I have advanced while serving on the Rye City Council over the last six years,” Parker stated. “We were able to create the county’s first plastic bag ban, a leaf blower ban to improve air quality and reduce the amount of parkland used for parking cars at Rye Town Park. I look forward to partnering with the New York League of Conservation Voters to help facilitate those goals at the county level.”
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.