LCV Action Fund Endorses Dan Kildee for Re-Election

Courtnee Connon, 727-744-4163, courtnee_connon@lcv.org

Washington D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect pro-environment candidates, announced its endorsement of Dan Kildee for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan’s 5th Congressional District. 

“Representative Dan Kildee recognizes the important role clean water plays for all Michigan families. This is why he has worked tirelessly to bring attention and aid to the residents of Flint suffering from the lead water crisis, co-sponsored legislation to combat the threats of invasive species in the Great Lakes, and voted consistently to defend the Clean Water Act,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “Time and time again he has fought to protect the environment and the health and well-being of his constituents and we are proud to support him for re-election.”

“Congressman Dan Kildee has demonstrated immense leadership on tackling PFAS contamination in Congress,” said Lisa Wozniak, Executive Director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters. “He is a proven advocate for safe, clean drinking water and we look forward to continuing to work with him to ensure all Michiganders have safe water to drink.”

“The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund has always been at the forefront of the fight for environmental justice,” said Representative Dan Kildee. “I am honored to have their endorsement and work with them in combating climate change, promoting renewable energy and providing clean drinking water for all.”

Representative Dan Kildee was elected to Congress in 2012. Kildee has been a leader on issues relating to the Great Lakes and cleaning up toxic PFAS chemicals. He is a co-chair of the Congressional PFAS Task Force and has introduced legislation to protect firefighters from PFAS and clean up PFAS at military bases, as well as remove lead from water. Three of his bills were also included in the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis report: the Driving America Forward Act which would expand the electric vehicle and hydrogen fuel cell tax credits; the National Land Bank Network Act which would set up a network to provide resources, technical assistance and grants for land banks; and the Water Justice Act which would invest in communities and schools to test for and remove contaminants in water. He’s had a long career of public service prior to Congress. He was elected to the Flint Board of Education at the age of 18, becoming one of the youngest elected officials in the nation.  From 1977 to 1985, Kildee served on the school board and as manager of the Whaley Children’s Center before becoming Genesee County Treasurer in 1985. Kildee founded the Genesee Land Bank and co-founded Community Progress, where he served as president until May 2012 when he ran for and won his congressional seat. 

 

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 leaders who stand up for a clean, healthy environment and to defeat anti-environment candidates who oppose climate action. Since the 1990 election cycle, LCVAF has helped elect and re-elect 90 U.S. Senators and 450 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 Friends of Dan Kildee

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