Sierra club endorses Assembly Republicans in district 39

The Sierra Club has endorsed John Rooney and Charlotte Vandervalk for re-election to the Assembly in the 39th district.

The group picked did not endorse either of the state Senate candidates — challenger Joe Ariyan or incumbent Gerald Cardinale.

Jeff Tittel, The organization’s New Jersey Director, said that their decision was based on Rooney’s legislative record on the creation of a Watershed Protection Fund, fighting for parkland funding and open space.

Vandervalk, the group said, had a strong record on legislation regarding clean air and clean water. They cited her co-sponsorship of legislation creating a recycling program for electronic waste.

“Candidates may say they care about the environment, but it’s their actions that really count. John Rooney and Charlotte Vandervalk have made it clear by their actions that they are committed to protecting our watersheds, wetlands, slopes, and riparian corridors,” said Greg Tondi, the group’s political chair.

Sierra club endorses Assembly Republicans in district 39