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LCV Action Fund Endorses John Plumb for Congress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Hannah Blatt, (202) 454-4554 or hannah_blatt@lcv.org

June 6, 2016  

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 John Plumb for Congress (NY-23). Plumb is committed to protecting the environment, expanding clean energy and conserving public lands.   

"As a Navy Commander who served our country both as a submarine officer and at the Pentagon, John understands the threat that climate change poses to our national security," said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski.  “In Congress, he will work to protect our environment and preserve the natural beauty of the Finger Lakes. John will lead the way towards a clean-energy economy that creates jobs across New York’s Southern Tier while ending our dependence on energy from unstable regions overseas.”

“As an avid sportsman raised with a love of New York's great outdoors, I am proud to have earned the support of the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund,” said Plumb. “Protecting our environment and combatting climate instability is a moral imperative. Those of us in the military know that it is a national security imperative as well.”  

Plumb received a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a PhD in Aerospace Engineering. He then joined the United States Navy, serving as an officer aboard the U.S.S. San Juan. He remains active as a Commander in the Navy Reserves. Plumb worked for U.S. Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO) on Science, Technology, and Military Affairs issues before moving to the Pentagon and then the National Security Council. He has worked extensively on clean energy and national security issues, critically important expertise that will be an asset to the United States Congress.

Plumb 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. 

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Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund and authorized by Friends of John Plumb.



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