The New York League of Conservation Voters has endorsed Democrat Catherine Parker in her bid to replace Legislator Judy Myers in District 7 of the Westchester Board of Legislators. Myers is leaving the board at the end of the year.
The district includes Mamaroneck, Rye, Larchmont, and parts of Harrison and New Rochelle.
Parker, a Rye city councilwoman, is facing former Mamaroneck Village Trustee Tom Murphy in a Democratic primary Sept. 10. The Republican candidate is John Verni of New Rochelle.
“Catherine Parker has showcased her deep commitment to the environment during her successful tenure on the Rye City Council,” said NYLCV President Marcia Bystryn in a statement. “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.”
Parker said in the statement: “I am proud of the environmental initiatives that I have advanced while serving on the Rye City Council over the last six years. 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 believe that in order to move Westchester County forward, we need to work collaboratively to pass an agenda that promotes environmental protection, sustainable development and a clean-energy future. I look forward to partnering with the League of Conservation Voters to help facilitate those goals at the County level.”
In Westchester legislative races, the New York League of Conservation Voters also endorsed:
John G. Testa, Republican, District 1
Peter Harckham, Democrat, District 2
Catherine Borgia, Democrat, District 9
Michael Kaplowitz, Democrat, District 4
Jim Maisano, Republican, District 11
MaryJane Shimsky, Democrat, District 12
Ken Jenkins, Democrat, District 16