Alright, Empire State! Because New York has a big pull in the U.S. House (27, wow!) we decided to bump your state higher up our to-do list. So, let’s get to being green! To learn more about Sustainable Politician Project, read our full intro here.
Since we’re doing New York pretty early, some candidates do not have all their stuff together at the time of publishing this article. If you see that this page needs updating, please fill out our contact form on the homepage.
Voting in New York
New York has very strict closed primaries. This means you must register with a political party in order to vote on September 13 and only vote for a candidate in your party. Candidates only need the most votes to move onto the general election for November 6. You will be voting for both U.S. Senate and House of Representatives this time around. Make sure you vote for both offices and in both elections! Other things on the ballot this year: Governor, other state executives, state senate, state assembly, special state legislative, local judges, school boards, and municipal government.
Remember, you’ll be electing only one senator in the midterm election.
Our Pick: Kirsten Gillibrand
- Incumbent since 2009
- Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
- District 20 U.S. House of Representatives (2006-2009)
- Summary: Speaking up, reducing pollution.
Sources from Vote Smart show Kirsten’s commitment to reducing CO2 emissions. In 2010, she spoke several times in defense of the Clean Air Act and in support of putting the country on the path to decreasing how much carbon we pump into the atmosphere (source). On her website, Kristen discusses her dedication to preserving our natural resources and keeping air and water clean and free of chemicals and carbon in order to combat climate change.
Other Senator Candidates:
- Scott Noren (D) – This man is all for increasing clean energy jobs and outlawing fracking on the federal level.
- Chele Farley (R)
U.S. House of Representatives
Find your district here and pick the appropriate link below!