As Mayor of Redlands, California Pete Aguilar led efforts to develop a climate action plan for the city. The plan included measures such as promoting energy efficiency, increasing the use of renewable energy, implementing sustainable urban planning, and building mass transit. Aguilar has served as Mayor since 2010 and was first elected to the Redlands City Council in 2006, the youngest member in history.
In Congress, Aguilar is committed to taking action to reduce carbon pollution and tackle climate change. Aguilar also pledges to support protections for clean water and clean air and investments in clean energy.
Aguilar fills the seat held by retiring Representative Gary Miller, who received a lifetime score of 3% on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard through 2013. In the general election, Aguilar defeated Paul Chabot who earned a spot on LCV’s Dirty Dozen list this election cycle.
In his own words:
“As a member of Congress, both my words and legislative choices will reflect my deep commitment to maintaining and strengthening our clean air and water standards, promoting further investments in clean energy technology and taking assertive actions to reduce carbon emissions and combat global climate change.”
Source: LCV’s 2013-2014 Congressional Questionnaire