[Philadelphia, PA] – Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania (CVPA) works to pass laws that protect our air, our land, and our water. Because good laws come from good lawmakers, CVPA is  pleased to announce the endorsement of the following candidates for municipal government across Chester County: 

Name Office Municipality
Paul Morgan Borough Council Avondale Borough
Susan T. Bednar Township Supervisor Charlestown Township
John Nielsen Township Supervisor East Fallowfield Township
Thomas McDonald Township Supervisor East Goshen Township
Brian Sweet Township Supervisor East Goshen Township
Eric Matuszak Township Supervisor East Marlborough Township
Brian Samuel Sachs Township Supervisor London Britain Township
Robert Cooney Township Supervisor Schulylkill Township
K.S. Bhaskar Township Supervisor Tredyffrin Township
Mark Freed Township Supervisor Tredyffrin Township
Julie Gosse Township Supervisor Tredyffrin Township
Sharon Nicole Humble Township Supervisor Tredyffrin Township
Mayme Baumann Township Supervisor Uwchlan Township
Kim Doan Township Supervisor Uwchlan Township
Ashley Gagné Township Supervisor West Goshen Township
Kristin Proto Borough Council West Grove Borough
Sara Shick Township Supervisor West Vincent Township

“Key environmental issues affecting Chester County, such as pipelines, pesticides, land management, and stormwater, are being managed at the municipal level,” said Josh McNeil, Executive Director of Conservation Voters of PA. “It is imperative that we elect strong leaders at every level of government who will make protecting our environment a priority.”

This is the first time that Conservation Voters of PA has decided to endorse at the local level. CVPA believes that candidates like Ashley Gagné, running for West Goshen Township Supervisor, represent the future of local environmental work. Ashley founded the West Goshen Sustainability Task Force, created the West Goshen Township Environmental Committee’s website which helps inform and educate the community, and is committed to creating a long-term plan to work towards 100% renewable energy by 2030. 

In Uwchlan Township, which faces pressing threats from the Mariner East Pipelines, Kim Doan and Mayme Baumann are running for re-election. In their first term, they demonstrated that they will prioritize the environment over fossil fuel infrastructure by consistently holding big corporations like Sunoco accountable and establishing Uwchlan Township’s first Environmental Advisory Council.  

Each endorsed candidate has committed to a vision of a cleaner, more sustainable Chester County and Conservation Voters of PA is proud to support their critical work at the local level. CVPA knows that good laws come from good lawmakers, so it seeks to endorse and support environmental champions running for office at the state, county, and municipal levels. In 2018, CVPA helped more than 75% of its endorsed candidates win their elections. To learn more, visit us at www.conservationpa.org.