Sierra Club Endorses Dan Medinger for Maryland House of Delegates

The Sierra Club endorsed Dan Medinger for the Maryland House of Delegates, District 9B, Ellicott City for his commitment to sponsor legislation to address climate change, protect our Bay, and increase our open spaces.

Thanking the Sierra Club for its support, Dan Medinger said, “The recent flood in Ellicott City underscores the urgency of this election. The future of our environment hangs in the balance and I look forward to working with the Sierra Club and other environmental groups to address the consequences of out-of-control development.”

Joanne Heckman, chair of the Sierra Club in Howard County, said, “It will be important that the state representative from Ellicott City be a leader in environmental issues. Dan has demonstrated that he can bring people together to address these issues.”

Ms. Heckman noted that Medinger has committed to improving the Forest Conservation Act which isn’t living up to expectations to protect forest ecosystems and to increase storm water infiltration and flood mitigation. She added that Medinger is also committed to lead the transition from fossil fuel-generated carbon emissions to renewable sources of energy while creating jobs.

In announcing the endorsement, The Sierra Club, a major environmental advocacy organization, said, “We evaluated all the candidates running to represent the Ellicott City district and Dan Medinger is by far the most qualified to lead the way in protecting the state’s natural resources. We are impressed with Medinger’s commitment to sponsor legislation to address climate change. His thoughtful and effective proposals will help us to protect our Bay, forests and other ecosystems.”

Thanking the Sierra Club for its support, Dan Medinger said, “As a member of the legislature, I will be a champion for the environment. I am honored and humbled to earn the support of the Sierra Club and the many people who work tirelessly for good stewardship of our environment.”