Senator-select Colin Bell has been officially endorsed by the Sierra Club of New Jersey in his bid for State Senate in New Jersey's 2nd Legislative District.
Bell has pledged to continue former Senator Jim Whelan's suburb environmental record in the Senate.
"I want to thank the Sierra Club of New Jersey for their support," said Bell. "As Atlantic County's senator, I am committed to moving our community forward. Protecting our shore and open spaces for generations to come is necessary to not only preserve what keeps Atlantic County special, but to also strengthen our economy that relies on it. I am so appreciative of the Sierra Club for their support and look forward to working with them to stand up for Atlantic County."
Senator-select Bell is running against Republican Assemblyman Chris Brown who has dismal environmental voting record. The most recent Clean Water Action's legislative scorecard, released today, gave Brown a 46%.
For 125 years the Sierra Club has worked to preserve and protect wilderness in America, originally in Western States. The New Jersey Chapter was founded in 1971, playing an important role in preventing the damming of the Delaware River above the Water Gap, limiting the burning of municipal waste in incinerators, retiring our coal-burning power plants, and obtaining federal Wild & Scenic protection for five river segments in New Jersey, including two in the 2nd Legislative District.