[Philadelphia, PA] – Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania (CVPA), believing that the environment should be a top concern for voters, candidates, and the media in every election, is pleased to announce the endorsement of Ginny Kerslake and Marian Moskowitz for Chester County Commissioner.

Ginny Kerslake, a resident of West Whiteland, is leading a community effort to raise concerns surrounding the construction of highly volatile gas pipelines in her neighborhood. Her activism against the Mariner East pipeline has proven that she will be a strong champion for people over polluters. Ginny plans use the office of Commissioner to ensure public safety by demanding accountability of government agencies. Ginny also supports creating a county sustainability committee to provide guidance on ways to reduce carbon pollution.

“The Chester County Commissioners have the power to improve people’s lives in countless ways, from preserving open space, defending clean water, and promoting cleaner sources of energy,” said Josh McNeil, Executive Director of CVPA. “Ginny Kerslake brings both a profound knowledge of the issues facing Chester County and a deeply held passion to make life better for her neighbors.”

Marian Moskowitz, a resident of Tredyffrin Township, has been an integral part of the committee to bring Regional Rail to Phoenixville and has a proven track record of sustainable development. As Commissioner, Marian would prioritize the environment by establishing a task force to determine ways to protect county residents while encouraging renewable solutions to decrease our dependence on fossil fuels. Marian also supports installing solar fields and wind farms on county-owned property.

“Marian Moskowitz has spent decades promoting a cleaner, greener, more progressive Chester County,” said McNeil. “She will work hard to bring sustainable energy solutions to the residents of Chester County, and we stand by her proposal to better utilize county property for renewable energy solutions.”

Conservation Voters of PA 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, over 75% of candidates endorsed by CVPA won their elections, including six key races in Chester County.