LCV Action Fund Endorses Chris Hunter for Congress

Contact: Holly Burke, 202-454-4554, Holly_Burke@lcv.org

Washington, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will support sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Chris Hunter for Congress in Florida’s 12th District.

“LCV Action Fund is excited to endorse Chris Hunter because he is deeply committed to protecting a clean and healthy environment for all,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “Floridians in the 12th District deserve a representative who will invest in water security, oppose offshore drilling, and support common sense solutions to the threats posed by climate change. At a time when Florida’s beaches, rivers, and estuaries are more at risk than they’ve ever been, we need Chris Hunter fighting for us in Congress.”

“It is an honor to receive the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund,” said Chris Hunter. “I’m looking forward to prioritizing the protection of our water, air, and land in the next Congress.  By elevating science in policymaking, incorporating sustainability principles and practices, enhancing economic valuation of ecosystem services, and supporting innovative energy solutions, we can drive an exciting future focused on a value we all share: a clean and healthy environment.”

Chris Hunter graduated from Boston College and received his law degree from Boston College Law School. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, he joined the FBI and handled national security and international fugitive investigations. He later served as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice focusing on health care fraud and money laundering cases. Hunter was the Editor-in-Chief of the Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review and currently teaches international environmental policy at the University of Tampa. He is on the Advisory Council of Tampa Bay Watch, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Tampa Bay estuary through scientific and educational programs, and he is the author of Seagrass Surprise, a children’s fiction book based on a conservation biology story. In Congress, Hunter will focus on protecting Florida’s water and climate change resilience.

 

About LCV Action Fund

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, 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 74 U.S. senators and 331 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. 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 Chris Hunter for Congress.

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