YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY – For the first time in more than four years the New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) has endorsed a candidate for Yorktown Supervisor in Matt Slater. The NYLCV cited Slater’s involvement in several major conservation projects and policies during his time working in the New York State Senate.
Julie Tighe, President of the New York League of Conservation Voters, said, “Matt Slater will fight for our environment and public health. He was a Charter Member of Yorktown’s Energy Advisory Committee, helped secure $500,000 for the Croton Grassland Meadow restoration, allocated $1.84 million to preserve the oldest working farm in Westchester, and supported legislation that expanded the inland waterway program. We are proud to stand with Matt Slater in his election for Supervisor and we urge voters in Yorktown to cast their ballot for him this fall.”
During his tenure serving as Chief of Staff in the New York State Senate Slater helped forge partnerships that preserved Stuart’s Fruit Farm and funded Westchester County’s largest conservation project at the Croton Grassland Meadow. Early on in his campaign Slater identified and proposed several initiatives that focus on rejuvenating Yorktown’s lakes and enhancing access to local parks.
“The New York League of Conservation Voters has been an immense partner on a number of issues both locally and on a statewide basis,” Slater said. “Working together we will make Yorktown a model community that safeguards and enhances our natural resources while emerging as a leader in the fight against climate change.”
(L-R: Yorktown Councilman Tom Diana, Yorktown Supervisor Candidate Matt Slater, Yorktown Councilman Ed Lachterman press the need for a Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan for Mohegan Lake)
NYLCV is the only statewide environmental organization in New York that fights for clean water, clean air renewable energy and open space.