Food & Water Action Endorses Marc Elrich for Montgomery County Executive

Elrich’s support for Community Choice Energy exemplifies climate leadership

For Immediate Release

Today, Food & Water Action endorsed Marc Elrich for Montgomery County Executive. The group is the political arm of the national environmental advocacy group Food & Water Watch.

Marc Elrich is a progressive candidate running for his second term as Montgomery County Executive. A long-standing figure in County politics, Elrich has a strong track-record of climate leadership to move county residents and businesses off fossil fuels, including his support for:

  • Community Choice Energy;
  • Montgomery County’s ambitious Climate Action Plan;
  • 100% clean renewable energy sourcing County-wide by 2035;
  • Widespread building electrification;
  • Shutting down Montgomery County’s dirty trash incinerator.

Food & Water Action Maryland Organizer Lily Hawkins issued the following statement:

“Marc Elrich is a staunch climate advocate. His support for legislation that passed last year to establish a Community Choice Energy pilot program in Montgomery County marks the most significant move toward energy democracy in the state. With this program, Montgomery County residents and businesses will have local control and local choice in the County’s energy selection process, ensuring affordable and equitable access to clean and renewable energy. A second term will bring this to fruition, saving residents and businesses money on their energy bills, and putting control over the renewable energy transition squarely in the hands of the people.

“We look forward to working with Marc to finish the work he started in his first term as County Executive. With Marc’s leadership, community choice energy will bring Montgomery County residents and businesses affordable, clean renewable energy.”

Contact: Phoebe Galt, [email protected]