WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), which works to turn environmental values into national priorities, endorsed County Commissioner Mary Jo Kilroy of Franklin County for Congress in the election for Ohio’s 15th Congressional District. LCV President Gene Karpinski joined Kilroy for an event in Columbus highlighting the challenge of global warming and the potential of clean energy.
Serving as County Commissioner since 2000 and Board President in 2005 and 2007, Mary Jo Kilroy has helped Franklin County earn a reputation for good management and forward thinking environmental protection and sustainability policies.
“As a leader and advocate for her constituents, Mary Jo Kilroy has been on the forefront of proposing environmental policy in Franklin County,” said LCV President Gene Karpinski. “In the House of Representatives, she will help all of America attain energy independence, fight global warming, and protect our natural environment.”
In 2006, Kilroy introduced and helped to pass a resolution that guides economic growth through the commitment to promote sustainable principles in decisions and programs.
“Her work in Franklin County has made a difference for the conservation efforts in Ohio,” Karpinski continued. “Kilroy’s proven experience will help the Columbus area take advantage of the new jobs and economic opportunity that will come from a new, clean energy economy.”
As an integral partner in the creation of the Big Darby Accord Panel, Kilroy is also responsible for ensuring that new development in Big Darby is environmentally responsible. Kilroy has worked with local companies to improve energy efficiency and to urge county contractors and residents to follow a set of environmentally friendly practices.
“I believe that environmental conservation is a priority for America,” said Kilroy. “Good environmental policies not only help curb the effect of global warming, but they also make Central Ohio an attractive place to work and do business. I am honored by the endorsement from the League of Conservation Voters, and together, we will work to make America more energy independent and solve one of the greatest crises of our time.”