LCV Action Fund Endorses Steven Horsford 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 Steven Horsford for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives from Nevada’s 4th District. 

“Representative Steven Horsford is a tireless champion for environmental justice, public lands and clean energy,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “We are proud to support him for re-election because we know he will continue to fight for action on the climate crisis while addressing the disparities faced by urban and rural communities in Nevada and across the country.”

“Representative Steven Horsford has a proven record in fighting for the environment and Nevadans,” said Nevada League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Andy Maggi. “He has been an important ally in the effort to protect public lands and create clean energy jobs for a green economy in the Silver State.”

“As a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, I’ve worked to push Congress to take up the bold action that’s needed to address the ever-growing threat of climate change and ameliorate the effects of human emissions and pollution,” said Representative Steven Horsford. “I am grateful for the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund as I aim to continue my work to protect our planet for our children and our children’s children. I look forward to working with LCV on legislation that will protect clean air and clean water, grow the clean energy economy, and fight the climate crisis.”  

Representative Steven Horsford was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. A former state senator, in 2008, he became the state Senate Minority Leader and after Democrats regained control of the Nevada state Senate in the 2008 election, he became both the youngest Senate Majority Leader in Nevada history as well as the first African American to hold that position. In the state Senate, Horsford authored the Clean Energy Jobs Initiative, which funded training and jobs in renewable energy and energy efficiency for Nevadans and led the Senate in passing a bill to increase Nevada’s renewable energy standard to 25 percent by 2025. Horsford was elected to the U.S. House in 2012, but was defeated for re-election in 2014. In Congress, Horsford advocated for clean energy tax incentives and served as a member of the Committee on Natural Resources, where he introduced and co-sponsored several bills to expand public land designations in Nevada. He led on the Nevada Lands Bill, which expanded conservation and created jobs across the state. He helped secure the 48,000-acres Wovoka Wilderness Area designation, establish the Tule Spring National Monument, and build support for protections for Gold Butte. In this past Congress, Horsford has helped sponsor or co-sponsor the Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Act of 2019, Promoting Sustainable Energy Projects for Tribal Communities Act of 2019, Recovering America’s Wildlife Act of 2019, and the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019.

 

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 Nevadans for Steven Horsford

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