The Long Island Environmental Voters Forum has announced its endorsement of candidates who can be counted on to make the environment a priority on the East End.
For the Suffolk County Legislature, the Voters Forum has given their endorsement to Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski. Richard Amper, LIEVF’s Chairman states: “Legislator Krupski has become an environmental leader and a great public servant to his North Fork constituents.”
In the elections for Southampton supervisor and town council, the Voters Forum made only one endorsement. LIEVF endorsed John Bouvier in his bid for re-election to the town council. “Councilman Bouvier was endorsed for his outstanding work on water issues including establishing a Water Quality Board to review and implement water quality infrastructure projects as well as the launching of the Southampton Town residential septic system replacement with a Town wide rebate program to offset residents’ costs of installation. He continues to lead by example by implementing sustainable policies to combat climate change and the effects of sea level rise, expand coastal resiliency, and working with government at all levels to protect and restore our local natural environments.” says Richard Amper.
In East Hampton, the environmental group endorsed the re-election of both Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and Town Council member Sylvia Overby. David Reisfield, the Voters Forum executive-director notes that: “Supervisor Van Scoyoc has demonstrated his commitment and effectiveness acquiring open space, in protecting our water, and transitioning away from fossil fuels to address climate change.”
In Southold the Voters Forum single endorsement went to Supervisor Scott Russell. David Reisfield again explains: “Supervisor Russell’s proactive policies to promote green energy, protect the environment and preserve Southold's open spaces all while balancing these goals to maintain a healthy economy has earned our trust to endorse his candidacy. “
In Riverhead, LIEVF has called for the replacement of town board member Tim Hubbard. “By switching his vote, from against to for EPCAL, he singlehandedly gave the property to a completely unqualified and suspicious company. He was very lax on oversight of their financial condition and was quoted as saying he wants a cargo jetport at that property.” stated James Bouklas, Voters Forum board member. LIEVF endorses Laura Jens-Smith for re-election as Supervisor and for town council, newcomer Patricia Snyder.
The Long Island Environmental Voters Forum is a non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization created to identify, recruit, endorse and support pro-environment candidates for public office.
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