Washington D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect pro-environment candidates, announced today the endorsement of Jeff Ettinger for election to the U.S. House representing Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District.
“Jeff Ettinger is the kind of forward thinking and courageous leader Southern Minnesotans need to address climate change that is already impacting the outdoor traditions Minnesotans enjoy,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “Ettinger supports growing our clean energy economy because he understands that this is the best way to bring down energy costs for families. We need leaders like Jeff Ettinger who will help ensure Southern Minnesota continues to lead on clean energy, clean air, clean water and healthy communities.”
“Jeff Ettinger will always work to grow Minnesota’s clean energy economy and lower costs for our families,” said Conservation Minnesota Voter Center Executive Director Paul Austin. “Ettinger understands that we need reliable, affordable, clean energy to power a growing economy in Greater Minnesota. We are glad to see LCV Action Fund support Ettinger’s campaign and we look forward to working with such a proven leader.”
“I’m committed to building a sustainable future for Southern Minnesota,” said Jeff Ettinger. “Unlike my opponent, I will vote for green technologies and energy efficiencies that bring good jobs to our district. The future of Southern Minnesota relies on elected representatives who take climate change seriously, and I’m proud to have LCV Action Fund’s support in my dedication to doing so.”
Jeff Ettinger is a longtime community leader in Southern Minnesota. In 1989, at age of 31, he joined Hormel, a food processing company based in Austin, Minnesota. Ettinger started as a senior corporate attorney and rose to become president, CEO and chair of the board in 2005. He retired as CEO in late 2016 and as chair of the board in late 2017, and continues to run the Hormel Foundation. Ettinger is running for Congress to protect our democracy, make Southern Minnesota a leader in clean energy and to bring down costs for working families.
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 462 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.
Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund and authorized by Ettinger for Congress.