During his time in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Dwight Evans has been a conservation ally, earning a 100 percent score on the Conservation Voters for Pennsylvania’s 2013-2014 Scorecard.
Evans voted consistently for clean energy and energy efficiency initiatives, worked to secure over $1 million in state funds for the City of Philadelphia to plant trees in the city, and was a leader in creating the Pennsylvania Fresh Foods Financing Initiatives to help bring sustainable food into underserved communities, a program that was recognized with the EPA’s National Award for Smart Growth Achievement.
Evans wants to strengthen urban life in Philadelphia and around the country. Among his priorities are promoting transit-oriented development, making streets more bike-friendly, and creating more city parks.
Evans takes the U.S. House seat previously held by Representative Chaka Fattah, who earned a lifetime score of 90 percent on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard through 2015.
In his own words:
“I believe that our urban core can be an economic generator for our country and do so through green energy investment, mass transportation improvement and other sustainable practices leading the way. I will champion these and other issues in Congress.”
Source: LCV 2015-2016 Congressional Questionnaire