The New Jersey League of Conservation Voters is taking sides in three contests holding non-partisan municipal elections on May 9: Red Bank, Verona, and Haddon.
The environmental advocacy group is backing Red Bank Mayor Billy Portman for re-election, along with six council candidates running on his Red Bank’s Ready slate: incumbent Kate Triggiano, Ben Forest, Nancy Facey-Blackwood, Laura Jannone, David Cassidy and Kristina Bonatkis.
In Verona, Deputy Mayor Christine McGrath was endorsed for a second term.
The organization is also backing the re-election of Haddon Township Commissioner Ryan Linhart.
“When it comes to climate change action, safeguarding drinking water, reducing flooding, advancing environmental justice, and preserving open space and parks, local leaders have enormous power,” said Allison McLeod, the LCV policy director. We encourage all voters in these towns to voice their support for the environment by casting their ballot.”