Dan Maffei, who represented New York’s 25th congressional district in the 111th Congress, reclaims the seat he lost in a close election in 2010. During his term in Congress, Representative Maffei voted for comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation, the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) and earned a score of 96% on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard for the 111thCongress.
Maffei has a strong record of supporting fuel efficient vehicles, transportation and infrastructure improvements, high-speed rail, and clean energy technologies like wind and solar. He also voted to expand and protect scenic areas and national monuments.
In his brief time away from Congress, Maffei taught a class titled the Politics of Science and Environmental Policy at the State College of New York School of Environmental Science and Forestry. Maffei has a diverse resume that includes serving as a communications and policy advisor for Senators Bill Bradley and Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a successful career in the private sector, and time as a broadcast journalist.
Maffei returns to the U.S. House after defeating one-term Representative Ann Marie Buerkle who received a 9% score on LCV’s 2011 National Environmental Scorecard for her first year in Congress and the dubious distinction of being named to both LCV’s Dirty Dozen and Flat Earth Five campaigns this election cycle.
In his own words:
"Locally, our clean air and water are a valuable resource that will help move our economy forward for years to come. Our many farms, orchards and vineyards, as well as our year-round tourism and outdoor recreation industries depend on a healthy environment to survive. We should never put these valuable and permanent resources in jeopardy for any fleeting, short-term gain."
Source: Dan Maffei Campaign Website