EAST RUTHERFORD—Flanked by supporters Monday, Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Frank Pallone, Jr. stood with Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, the wife of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg, who touted Pallone’s record on working with her husband to fight to protect the environment. Mrs. Lautenberg, who along with Senator Lautenberg’s children, endorsed Pallone in the primary election to fill the seat vacated by the Senator’s passing, said that Pallone was Senator Lautenberg’s “go-to guy” and partner in his efforts to improve the environment.
Pallone and Mrs. Lautenberg were joined by Amy Goldsmith, State Director of the New Jersey Environmental Federation, the New Jersey Branch of Clean Water Action, at a former Superfund site on Rt. 17 in East Rutherford that has been rehabilitated and is now a bustling shopping destination. Goldsmith echoed Mrs. Lautenberg’s praise for Pallone’s record leadership in fighting for the environment.
Mrs. Lautenberg touched on Pallone’s years of working together with Senator Lautenberg to achieve a cleaner, safer and healthier environment and noted that the location of the press conference, outside a Superfund site rehabilitated and turned into a retail business, was a “perfect illustration” of a Superfund success story.
Mrs. Lautenberg added that Senator Lautenberg and Pallone worked together on a variety of issues together noting, “He [Senator Lautenberg] and Frank Pallone worked together on cleaning up Superfund and Brownfield sites, holding polluters accountable, stopping ocean dumping and protecting New Jersey’s beaches.” She added that Pallone’s record of working together on important causes with her husband over the years was the reason why she is going to, “Stick with Frank.”
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