Sierra Club Endorses Conaway and Singleton for State Legislature 7th District

The Sierra Club is proud to announce endorsements for the 7th Legislative District in the New Jersey State Legislature November 3, 2015 election. Assemblyman Herb Conaway and Assemblyman Troy Singleton (L-7) have been officially endorsed for the State Assembly election.


“We strongly believe that Troy Singleton and Herb Conaway should be re-elected to the New Jersey State Assembly. They have been fighters for the environment and have stood up to protect our air, our water, and our open spaces. They have championed clean water, especially fighting to clean up contaminated toxic chemicals in drinking wells, not only in Moorestown but statewide. They have stood up to toxic polluters and special interests to try and protect our drinking water and clean-up toxic sites,” said Jeff Tittel, Director NJ Sierra Club. “We endorse Troy Singleton and Herb Conaway for re-election and strongly believe they are the right legislators for the 7th district.”


Assemblyman Singleton and Assemblyman Conaway have shown support for renewable energy (S4240) in order to bring costs down for middle-class families. They have also been integral in fighting against contaminants in the water, specifically 1,2,3-trichloroprane. Assemblyman Conaway and Assemblyman Singleton wrote A3954, a bill that would set a limit for how much of this dangerous substance is allowed in New Jersey’s drinking water.


“Earlier this year, Troy and I partnered with the Sierra Club to ensure that when New Jersey residents turn on the tap, they can be confident that their water is safe to drink. Today, I’m proud to accept the Sierra Club’s endorsement and to continue to work with them in support of clean air, water, and new tax credits that incentivize manufacturers and high-tech, clean-energy businesses to open their doors in Burlington County,” said Assemblyman Herb Conaway.


These District 7 Assemblyman work together to make New Jersey a cleaner, safer state.


“Clean air, water and energy in New Jersey are essential, both in keeping our economy competitive and preserving our quality of life. During my tenure in the Legislature, I proudly sponsored the landmark clean energy law that stabilized the solar energy industry in New Jersey, while protecting and expanding thousands of clean jobs. I am thankful for the Sierra Club’s endorsement, and their acknowledgement of my efforts to support green jobs and protect our state’s precious environmental resources,” said Assemblyman Troy Singleton.


Conaway and Singleton have been leaders on many important environment issues. These are some of the environmental issues that we will continue working on with them. We want to continue efforts to get funding for open space and parks, ban hydrofracking waste, expand our renewable energy and energy efficiency standards and renew our participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).


The Sierra Club is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization with over 700,000 members nationwide and 20,000 members in New Jersey.


“The Sierra Club endorsement is the environmental equivalent to the Good Housing Keeping Seal of Approval.  These incumbents not only have strong records but have the commitment and dedication and have done the work to make New Jersey a better place.  We believe that these incumbents deserve to return to the legislature to help move New Jersey forward to make our state a better place environmentally,”said Jeff Tittel.

The Sierra Club traces its roots to 1892, when noted conservationist John Muir founded the organization. Muir is widely credited with influencing President Theodore Roosevelt to create the nation’s first national parks. The Sierra Club boasts an estimated 20,000 members in New Jersey, the tenth largest of the organization’s 65 chapters in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

“This will be a great team to send back to Trenton to protect New Jersey’s environment while growing our green economy. They’ve been leaders in promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency, which will not only reduce air pollution and greenhouse gasses but help create clean energy jobs. We know these candidates will work to promote our clean energy economy and create green jobs. I have worked with Assemblyman Herb Conaway and Assemblyman Troy Singleton for many years and they have been environmental champions. They have worked to clean up contaminated sites and protect our air and water while preserving open space. They have fought on the front-lines for clean water and we support their re-election so they can continue to do so,” said Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club.

The 7th Legislative District includes the municipalities of Beverly City, Bordentown City, Bordentown Township, Burlington City, Burlington Township, Cinnaminson, Delanco, Delran, Edgewater Park, Fieldsboro, Florence, Moorestown, Mt. Laurel, Palmyra, Riverside, Riverton, and Willingboro.

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