WASHINGTON, DC - The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, today announced its endorsement of Joe Garcia for election to the U.S. House of Representatives representing Florida’s 25th district.
“LCV Action Fund is proud to endorse Joe Garcia for the U.S. House of Representatives because he understands that instead of spending billions on foreign oil, we should be investing in clean, secure energy sources right here in America,” said LCV president Gene Karpinski. ““We are confident that as Congressman Joe Garcia will work to ensure that America – and more importantly Florida – leads in the creation of the 21st century’s clean energy economy.”
Before declaring his bid for Congress, Garcia served as Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Minority Economic Impact. As a public servant for over 20 years, Joe has pledged his dedication to the environment through the restoration and preservation of the Everglades National Park that is encompassed within the 25th district.* Garcia strongly opposes offshore drilling near Florida and instead supports investments in renewable energy.**
"I am proud to have the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters. In Congress, I will be committed to protecting Florida’s beaches and natural beauty, which are so essential for our economy,” said Garcia. “I will also work to free our country from its dependence on foreign oil and the authoritarian regimes that often profit from it."
Garcia is running to replace Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, who is now running to represent Florida’s 21st congressional district. Rep. Diaz-Balart has an abysmal LCV lifetime score of 18%.***
Garcia is also featured on LCVAF’s GiveGreen website, http://lcv.org/givegreen, the only bundling website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions and candidates. For a complete list of LCV Action Fund’s 2010 congressional endorsements visit http://www.lcv.org/2010.
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*** The non-partisan LCV Scorecard is a nationally accepted yardstick used to rate Members of Congress on clean energy, public health and environmental issues. Based on key conservation votes in the House and Senate, it is often used by the media to quickly describe a Member’s position. For more information, visit http://lcv.org/scorecard