Washington D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect pro-environment candidates, announced today the endorsement of Jill Tokuda for election to the U.S. House representing Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District.
“Jill Tokuda has been a leader on clean energy and equitable sustainability as a Hawaii State Senator and we know she will continue to fight for environmental justice in Congress,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “We are thrilled to support Jill Tokuda’s campaign for Congress so that Hawaii’s 2nd district will continue to be represented by someone who will listen to voters and deliver action on climate, jobs, and justice for all families and communities.”
“Over the past decade, Hawaiʻi has emerged as a global leader in addressing the impact of climate change and advancing efforts to increase renewable energy production in our islands,” said Jill Tokuda. “I’m proud to have the support and confidence of the LCV Action Fund. I look forward to working alongside them as a member of Congress to seek meaningful solutions to preserve our environment for future generations.”
Jill Tokuda was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi and is a small business owner and consultant. Tokuda served in the Hawaiʻi State Senate for 12 years, from 2006 to 2018, representing Kāneʻohe and Kailua on the Island of Oʻahu, during which she voted for 100 percent renewable energy by 2045, to increase taxes on petroleum to fund efforts to transition to clean energy and address climate change, and to acquire land around Turtle Bay for conservation. She also chaired the Ways and Means Committee and the Labor, Education, Higher Education, and Agriculture and Hawaiian Affairs committees, and served as Majority Whip. She is co-director of CyberHawaii, an affiliate of CyberUSA, External Affairs Director for the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center, Board member of the Hawaiʻi Data Collaborative, and Advisory Board Member of the Hawaiʻi Budget and Policy Center. In 2004, she served as a key founding member and organizer of the Patsy T. Mink PAC, which supports pro-choice Democratic women running for office in Hawaiʻi. As a candidate for Congress, she is committed to making Hawaiʻi a leader in clean energy, investing in resilience and natural climate solutions, and supporting President Biden’s Justice40 initiatives.
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 Tokuda for Hawai’i.