2015 Elections in United States: "Dirtiest" States, Cities Seek New Leadership
State and Local governments cited "dirty" by both TRAVEL+LEISURE and FORBES, and "worst" in the American State Litter Scorecard, seek new leaders in Fall 2015
Washington DC, August 27, 2015 (Newswire.com) -
Elections that will determine leadership for a number of TRAVEL+LEISURE (T+L) and FORBES "Dirtiest Cities," and "worst" governments in the American State Litter Scorecard occur this Fall, said Steve Spacek, Scorecard author and a Washington, D.C. - area public performance expert.
The two Scorecard "worst" States with gubernatorial races this year are Kentucky (KY) and Louisiana (LA). Both will get a new leader, as Governors Beshear (KY) and Jindal (LA) are term-limited by law. Both have high unfavorable ratings in current statewide polls and were noted by the Scorecard for OK'ing extremely bad environmental safety measures that ended the lives of some residents.
Jindal is seeking to be the Republican Party Nominee for the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election while Beshear is retiring from public service.
T+L and FORBES-nominated "dirtiest" (and nearby) cities calling for mayoral referendums on November 3rd-- some located in Scorecard "worst" surroundings --include Memphis TN (election taking place October 8), Houston TX, Philadelphia PA, Indianapolis IN, Charleston SC, Savannah GA, Yonkers NY, Lafayette LA, Warren MI, Miami Beach FL, Las Cruces NM, Bowling Green KY and Bridgeport CT. Like the Louisiana and Kentucky gubernatorial balloting, literally all these urban areas should see a new person in charge.
Illegal littering and dumping breeds diseases and unwanted vermin that creates harm to nature and animals. Over 800 Americans are killed each year in vehicle collisions with un-removed debris across America's streets and highways; Scorecard "worst" New Mexico has the "highest death chance;" "best" California, the "most death totals," said Spacek.
Spacek's Scorecard has appeared in "Dirtiest Cities" exposes featured in previous TRAVEL+LEISURE articles and major Newspapers such as The Boston Globe. "Dirtiest" and "worst" administrations have "overall, done little or nothing--a terrible job, at removing rubbish along their tax-paid roads, streets and properties, while not encouraging sufficiently Green prideful behaviors for citizens," Spacek said.