"I’m not a scientist, but…"
We’ve heard that line countless times from politicians over the years. They use it to avoid tough questions on environmental policy or as an excuse for inaction on climate change. Some even wear it as a badge of honor.
314 Action - the nations largest resource specifically created for scientists and STEM professionals seeking running for office - is trying to solve the problem of not having enough scientific voices in government to tackle problems like the impact of climate change, fracking, water quality issues, and the opioid addiction crisis.
These same issues are of concern to local municipalities, including Newtown Township. So, it makes sense to elect someone to the Newtown Board of Supervisors (BOS) who DOES have a strong background in science - ME!
I have a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry from Franklin & Marshall College and Masters and MPhil Degrees in Biochemistry from Columbia University. I have also worked as a biomedical researcher at New York Veterans Administration/NYU and NY State Psychiatric Institute.
My background makes me well qualified to evaluate environmental issues that come before the BOS from time time such as fracking, Newtown's water supply quality, hazardous waste disposal, and the current opioid dug addiction crisis.
For the past 17 years I have been a leading voice in the pharmaceutical industry through my publications. More than 28,000 pharmceutical executives follow me on Twitter and read my newsletter (here) and blog (here), which the Wall Street Journal said is a "Must Read" blog for insiders.
If you are concerned about the above issues and want someone on the BOS who has the necessary qualifications to understand and communicate the science behind the issues AND to make decisions based on evidence, not politics, then please vote for me this November 7!
P.S. Also vote for scientists in the 2018 Congressional elections! Also consider supporting the efforts of 314 Action by making a donation here.
Posted on 28 Aug 2017, 01:55 - Category: Science