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House : Illinois (D, IL-12)

Major General Bill Enyart has a long history of public service stretching back more than 30 years. He was most recently the Adjutant General of Illinois serving his country as a two-star General and Illinois’ top military official. He previously worked as a lawyer in Belleville, Illinois.  

Enyart is an avid backpacker, and he estimates that he has hiked about half of the 2100 mile Appalachian Trail. In Congress, Enyart will work to create jobs and protect the environment. Toward that end, he is especially focused on ensuring that the clean energy tax credits for wind energy are extended.

Enyart joins the U.S. House to fill the seat of retiring twelve-term Representative Jerry Costello who has a lifetime score of 65% on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard through 2011.

In his own words:
"Too often protecting the environment and creating jobs are presented as a false choice. I think we can do both with the right policy out of Washington."

Source: LCV 2011-2012 Congressional Questionnaire

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