August 14, 2018
Tommy Vitolo Endorsed by Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund PAC
BOSTON – The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund PAC has endorsed Tommy Vitolo of Brookline in the election for the 15th Norfolk State Representative district, a credit to his commitment to the environment.
“Tommy understands the importance of moving Massachusetts toward a clean energy future,” stated ELM Action Fund Executive Director Joe O’Brien. “He knows that towns like Brookline and across the state will benefit from a clean energy economy that will power us into the future.”
“Tommy has made the environment a priority in the town of Brookline,” said ELM Action Fund President Elizabeth Henry. “He will continue to stand up for green spaces and renewable energy in the State House.”
As a Town Meeting Member, Tommy has had 9 warrant articles enacted into law. These include requiring new and renovated roofs to be solar panel ready and doubling the amount of renewable electricity Brookline ratepayers receive from Eversource from 25 to 50 percent. As an environmental professional, Tommy will bring expertise and leadership on environmental issues to the legislature. He understands the urgency of addressing climate change, and will champion clean energy policy and preserving our green spaces.
“I’m honored to be endorsed by the Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund,” said Tommy. “A Trump presidency means that states like Massachusetts must lead the way. I’m eager to work alongside advocates in our state legislature on some of the same issues I’ve worked on in our local legislature — combating climate change, preserving green and open space, and reducing air and water pollution.”
Tommy attended North Carolina State, where he earned three bachelor’s degrees and met his wife, Jenn. After earning a master’s degree in Ireland as a Mitchell Scholar, Tommy enrolled in a PhD program at Boston University’s College of Engineering in 2002.He has worked at Synapse Energy for the past eight years, providing technical analysis and advice on energy matters to public interest clients such as attorneys general and environmental advocates. Tommy has spent that time fighting for utility customers and for cleaner environmental outcomes around the country. To learn more about Tommy visit his website at tommyvitolo.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.