MORRIS COUNTY — The New Jersey League of Conservation Voters is the statewide political voice for the environment that works to elect environmentally responsible candidates to state and local offices.
“I am thrilled to receive this endorsement,” said Clarke, “The New Jersey LCV sets the gold standard for environmental stewardship, holding representatives accountable using their rigorous scorecard and deeply scrutinizing any candidates they consider for endorsement. I have worked hard to earn their trust and support, and I greatly appreciate their recognition of the work we’ve been doing over the last several years, which we’re committed to advancing in Trenton. I’m so glad to have the League of Conservation Voters with us as we move LD26 forward toward better representation in Trenton.”
“I’m running to represent the 26th Legislative District for many reasons, but most importantly, because I believe that New Jersey can thrive during these pivotal times by leading in the booming renewable energy market. We also need to urgently take pragmatic actions to ensure that we are preserving our land, communities, lakes and streams. And we need representation in Trenton that will make this a priority.” said Clarke.
Clarke has a record of environmental activism, and specifically a focus on cross-organization collaboration to advance environmental awareness, promoting new innovative ideas in environmental conservation, and advancing renewable energy initiatives in New Jersey. Recently, on May 30, she gave a presentation to the UN NGO Committee on Sustainable Development at the Salvation Army Social Justice Commission on the importance of advancing UN Sustainable Development Goals
“We are in this together,” said Clarke, “and we need a fair and just transition to clean energy urgently to protect our communities and natural resources. As good stewards of our environment for our children and future generations, it’s upon us to make sure we elect people who will represent not only constituents but our collective legacy.”
In addition to her role as an Honorary Advisor to the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development, Clarke is a Climate Reality Leader and a steering committee member of the Jersey Renews coalition, the NJ People’s Climate Movement and the NJ March for Science. She is the Chair of the Jefferson Township Democratic Committee and former Environmental Director of Action Together New Jersey. She was named to Senator Menendez’s Environment and Science Leadership Council during his re-election campaign and was an early organizer with NJ 11th For Change.
Clarke is also endorsed by the New Jersey Sierra Club, by The Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund, The New Jersey AFL-CIO, by Action Together New Jersey and by the Democratic Party in Morris, Essex and Passaic Counties. She has lived in Jefferson for 15 years with her husband and four children. You can learn by clicking here.
The 26th District includes 13 communities in Essex, Morris, and Passaic counties: Butler, Fairfield, Jefferson, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, Montville, Morris Plains, North Caldwell, Parsippany, Rockaway Township, Verona, West Caldwell, and West Milford.