August 14, 2018
Michelle Ciccolo Endorsed by Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund PAC
BOSTON – The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund PAC has endorsed Michelle Ciccolo of Lexington in the election for the 15th Middlesex State Representative district, a credit to her commitment to the environment.
“Michelle is an experienced public servant,” stated ELM Action Fund Executive Director Joe O’Brien. “She knows that in towns like Lexington and across the state we need a clean energy economy that will power us into the future.”
“Michelle will make the environment a priority,” said ELM Action Fund President Elizabeth Henry. “She will bring the knowledge and passion she has developed over her years spent serving her community to the State House.”
As a selectman, Michelle worked on local strategies to make Lexington greener and healthier. In the Legislature, she will stand firm on the provisions of the Global Warming Solutions Act and push for better planning to ensure we can meet and exceed our sustainability goals. Michelle will strongly advocate for important initiatives, including raising the cap on solar net metering, increasing the renewable portfolio standards, retrofitting state facilities and switching our public vehicle fleet to energy-efficient vehicles. She will also push state agencies to help communities set net-zero energy consumption goals and oppose efforts to expand gas pipelines.
“I’m proud to receive the endorsement of the Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM),” said Michelle. “I hope to work closely with ELM in order to further sustainable environmental policy on Beacon Hill.”
Michelle has devoted her career to public service. Michelle has served on the Lexington Planning Board and is now Vice Chair of the Board of Selectmen, serving her second three-year term. Her government service includes three terms as President of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), two terms as the First Vice-President of the Massachusetts Selectman’s Association on the statewide Mass. Municipal Association Board. She has served on numerous state commissions, many with a focus on alternative transportation modes that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote public health.
She currently runs her own business – the Ciccolo Group, LLC – a small consulting firm which specializes in planning, community development, municipal management, permitting, and real estate management. Michelle grew up in Lexington, attended Lexington Public Schools, and served on Town Meeting when she came back from college. She and her husband, Philip Jackson, have raised their sons in Lexington. To learn more about Michelle visit her website at michelleciccolo.com.
The ELM Action Fund is a nonpartisan organization that help pass laws that protect our environmental legacy, hold our elected officials accountable, and work to build the political power of the environmental community.