The League of Conservation Voters of the East Bay endorsed Mike Parker for mayor of Richmond on Monday. LCVEB is the latest group to join the community activist's growing list of allies, including environmental, labor, and community groups.
"We support Mike Parker because he has a proven track record of working with the community to advance public health and environmental issues," said Beth Gunston, President of LCVEB. "We know he will build upon the progress made under Mayor McLaughlin to fight against corporate pollution and inappropriate development of Richmond's shoreline."
Parker said, "I have defended the environment as a community member, and when I am mayor I will work with the League of Conservation Voters to continue to defend it. We've only got this one planet and it's our job to protect it for posterity." Parker's latest environmental efforts focus on getting Chevron to reduce emissions and pollution from its Richmond refinery.