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Clean Energy Leader Seth Magaziner Wins Democratic Primary Election in Rhode Island

Sep 14, 2022

Kyra Madunich-Arevalo, kmadunich@lcv.org, 909-767-9743

Washington D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund congratulates Seth Magaziner for his victory in the Democratic primary election to represent Rhode Island’s 2nd Congressional District.

“Congratulations to Seth Magaziner on his well-deserved primary victory in Rhode Island,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “We need clean energy leaders like Seth Magaziner in Congress who consistently fight for climate resilience in innovative ways. As Rhode Island’s State Treasurer, he has taken bold action on climate – his local energy efficiency programs have resulted in thousands of jobs, helped small businesses save money, and pushed Rhode Island to clean energy independence. We look forward to working with Treasurer Magaziner to bring his leadership and expertise to represent the Ocean State in Congress.”

About Seth Magaziner

Seth Magaziner has used the Office of the General Treasurer in innovative ways to lead on environmental issues, including creating clean energy programs that allowed the Town of West Warwick to become the first energy resilient municipality in the state. With the use of solar panels and wind turbines, the Town of West Warwick has not paid an energy bill on municipal buildings in five years. The energy efficiency programs created by Magaziner have resulted in thousands of jobs, helped small businesses save money, and pushed Rhode Island towards climate resilience. He was a founding member of Climate Jobs Rhode Island, a coalition of labor, environmental and elected leaders working to create good jobs to transition Rhode Island’s economy to net zero. Magaziner was also an early supporter of the Act on Climate, which passed into law this past April.  Under his leadership, Rhode Island’s public pension fund is on track to completely divest from fossil fuels within the next decade.

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 95 U.S. Senators and 460 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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