YORKTOWN, NY – When it comes to pragmatic environmental policies in New York State there has been no group as effective as The New York League of Conservation Voters. They are strong proponents of renewable energy, electric vehicle infrastructure and waste reduction policies. They have once again given their prestigious endorsement to Matt Slater in the race for the 94th Assembly District citing his record of success as Yorktown Supervisor.
“Since taking office, Matthew Slater has been an environmental leader in his community. As Yorktown Supervisor, Slater organized a Climate Smart Communities Task Force, led an LED streetlight conversion project, and composed a comprehensive Climate-Resilient Hazard Mitigation Plan. Slater has helped Yorktown become a leader in renewable energy by implementing a framework for large-scale solar and battery storage projects. We know Slater will continue to be a friend to the environment which is why we endorsed him for State Assembly District 94.” said Julie Tighe, President of the New York League of Conservation Voters.
"Earning the NYLCV endorsement is proof positive of the good work we have done in Yorktown to make us a regional leader in renewable energy and reducing our carbon footprint," Slater said. "We get to inherit the great gift of this earth and it is our responsibility to nurture it for future generations. I am honored to have the support and confidence of the NYLCV and look forward to our continued work together."
Since becoming Yorktown Supervisor in 2020 Slater has kept a strong focus on environmental initiatives and led Yorktown to be named a Climate Smart Community by New York State. This designation has only been earned by 94 municipalities across the entire state and solidified Yorktown as a regional environmental leader.
In addition, Slater moved ahead on several stalled infrastructure projects that will total more than $17 million. This included establishing the Hallocks Mill Sewer District Extension, and submitting the application for State Comptroller review, which will bring sewers to the Sparkle Lake area to finally replace septic systems after a 30 year wait. He also led the charge on a $3.5 million investment in Yorktown's drinking water system. This included completing the water meter upgrade which had been stalled since 2010 and the first cement relining projects in decades.
Slater's passion and advocacy for environmental issues included several cornerstone achievements while serving as Chief of Staff to State Senator Terrence Murphy. Slater stood on the front lines of the fight to keep dangerous oil barges from anchoring along the Hudson River and helped bring stakeholders together that led to the demise of the proposal. Working alongside Senator Murphy, he helped deliver $1,000,000 to study harmful algal blooms in Mohegan Lake and Putnam Lake. In addition, Slater assisted in administering a $100,000 grant for the purchase of a weed harvester that is currently used in Mohegan Lake and Sparkle Lake in Yorktown to combat HABs.
When Stuart's Farm in Granite Springs was facing the potential of development, Slater assisted in securing the $1.84 million in state funds that were secured to preserve Westchester County's oldest working farm. He also helped write and pass several expansions of the state's Inland Waterway List to include places like Putnam Lake, Lake Mahopac, and Lake Purdy's. Along with Senator Murphy, Slater also partnered with Teatown Lake Reservation to provide programmatic funding to support its annual Eaglefest at Croton Point Park.
Slater is the endorsed Republican and Conservative candidate currently serving in his second term as Yorktown Supervisor. He has earned prominent endorsements by statewide and local organizations including the Detectives' Endowment Association, LIUNA, the Affiliated Police Association of Westchester, North Atlantic Council of Carpenters, the Westchester County Correction Officers Benevolent Association, UWUA Local 1-2 and IAFF 2956 among others.
The 94th Assembly District includes Carmel, Kent, Patterson, Putnam Valley, Somers, Southeast and parts of Yorktown. Election Day is November 8th.