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WASHINGTON, DC— The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Doug Owens for Congress (UT-04). Owens is a respected environmental leader and a passionate voice for Utah’s natural treasures.
"Doug Owens understands that we have an obligation to protect our planet for our children and grandchildren," said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “He is dedicated to preserving our public lands, and knows they are an integral part of Utah’s economy and environment. In Congress, he will work tirelessly to defend our open spaces for all to enjoy and advocate for our clean energy economy.”
"I'm deeply honored to be endorsed by The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund," said Owens. "I look forward to working with LCV in Congress to fight for the future of Utah's world-famous natural places and our awe-inspiring landscapes."
Growing up herding cattle on Southern Utah’s Burr Trail gave Owens a deep appreciation for Utah’s public lands. He worked as an attorney for over 25 years, with an extensive background handling environmental cases and defending Utah’s cherished outdoor spaces. Owens’s father, Wayne Owens, represented the state for 8 years in the U.S. House where he worked to protect Utah’s stunning red rock country; Owens will continue his father’s legacy of fighting tirelessly to protect the state’s air, water, land and wildlife in Congress.
Owens is featured on LCV Action Fund’s GiveGreen website, the only bundling website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions for federal office.
About LCV Action Fund
The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund (LCVAF), the connected federal political action committee (PAC) of the League of Conservation Voters, works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental laws and policies, and defeat those who stand in the way of progress. Since the 1994 election cycle, LCVAF has helped elect and re-elect 69 U.S. Senators and 306 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. In the 2013-2014 election cycle, LCVAF endorsed over 70 candidates and raised and donated almost $6 million dollars via GiveGreen. Over the last several years, our efforts have also helped elevate climate change and clean energy as critical issues in key elections.
Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund and authorized by Owens for Congress.