LCV Action Fund Endorses Darren Soto 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 Darren Soto for re-election to the U.S. House from Florida’s 9th Congressional District. 

“Representative Darren Soto is a strong voice in Congress for climate action and the protection of public lands in Florida and across the nation,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “He has pushed back against the Trump administration’s reckless attempts to open offshore drilling off Florida’s coasts and challenged many rollbacks — we need his continued leadership in Congress and are thrilled to support him for re-election.”

“Since his efforts in the Florida Legislature, Congressman Darren Soto has shown time and again that he is a passionate advocate for our environment,” said Jonathan Webber, Deputy Director, Florida Conservation Voters. “Now in Washington, he continues to be a leading voice for our land, water, and people. From introducing the bill to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund to standing up to big polluters and fighting for vital environmental safeguards, we can always count on him for leadership.”

“Central Floridians are on the frontlines of the climate crisis, and it is crucial for us to tackle the effects of sea-level rise, pollution, and natural disasters before it’s too late,” said Representative Darren Soto. “I am also committed to protecting the Kissimmee River, Everglades and Great Florida Reef, stopping offshore oil drilling, safeguarding endangered species, and doing everything I can to preserve the Sunshine State. That’s why I am so proud to have the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund! Together we will protect our environment and ensure a healthy future for the next generation.”

Representative Darren Soto was elected to Congress in 2016 to represent Florida’s 9th Congressional District. Soto is the first person of Puerto Rican descent to serve in Congress from Florida. He is a member of the House Natural Resources Committee and the House Committee on Energy & Commerce where he works to uphold environmental protections and address climate change. He co-sponsored H.R. 502 to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund and introduced H.R. 5867 – the Ban Fracking Act – to phase out fracking nationwide by 2025. After graduating law school, he went into legal practice in Orlando to stand up for people in the courtroom. He became involved with the Young Democrats and was elected to the Florida House at the age of 29. He served for five and a half years in the Florida House of Representatives before he was elected to the Florida Senate, where he served for four years. He has earned a 99% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.

 

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 Darren Soto for Congress

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