May 26, 2022

Chris Dempsey Endorsed for Auditor by ELM Action Fund

The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund has endorsed Chris Dempsey in the election for State Auditor, a credit to his commitment to the environment and climate action. With issues of public health, environmental justice, transportation, and energy policy inextricably linked, we need leaders at every level of government who understand the pressing issues of their community and will call for ambitious action.  

“Throughout his career, Chris has been a strong climate champion,” said Casey Bowers, Executive Director of the ELM Action Fund. “While he was leading Transportation for Massachusetts, I saw firsthand his commitment to reducing emissions and bringing safe, reliable, and more frequent public transit in an equitable way across the state. I look forward to seeing his innovative approach to carbon accounting put into place when he is the next State Auditor.” 

“As State Auditor, I will make the office a national leader on climate and environmental justice by making it the first in the country to incorporate carbon accounting into our audits of state agencies.” said Dempsey. “Massachusetts can and must lead on climate and reducing pollution. I am honored to be endorsed by the state’s most prominent and effective environmental action group.” 

Chris Dempsey is the son of public-school teachers running to be the next State Auditor. Chris is endorsed by incumbent State Auditor Suzanne Bump. He has worked across sectors as a climate and transportation advocate, including serving as the Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Governor Deval Patrick. He was named “Bostonian of the Year” by Boston Globe Magazine in 2015 for his work leading No Boston Olympics. Most recently, Chris served as Director of Transportation for Massachusetts. He lives with his fiancée Anna in his hometown of Brookline, where he is an elected Town Meeting Member. 

To learn more about Chris Dempsey, visit his website at 

The ELM Action Fund is a nonpartisan organization that helps pass laws that protect our environmental legacy, holds our elected officials accountable, and works to build the political power of the environmental community. To learn more about our work and our recent electoral victories visit  

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