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LCV Action Fund Endorses Candace Valenzuela for Congress

Aug 4, 2020

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Washington D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect pro-environment candidates, announced its endorsement of Candace Valenzuela for election to the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas’ 24th Congressional District.

“Candace Valenzuela understands that the costs of inaction on the climate crisis are far too high, and fighting to protect our environment will only benefit our economy, especially in Texas,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “We are proud to support her campaign for Congress because we know she will prioritize building a sustainable future for all Texans and protect our families and communities.”

“I am grateful to the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund for their support and for all that they do to protect our environment,” said Candace Valenzuela. “As an educator and a mother, I know how high the stakes are for the wellbeing of our families. It is crucial to ensure every Texan has clean water to drink and clean air to breathe. I look forward to working in Congress to make sure we provide a healthy environment for our kids.” 

Candace Valenzuela was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. The daughter of U.S. Army veterans, her family faced many challenges during her childhood, including domestic violence and homelessness. She was a first-generation college student, graduating from Claremont McKenna College. Valenzuela is the first Latina and first African-American woman to serve on the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District board. She was elected to serve in this role in 2017, defeating an 18- year incumbent. During her tenure on the Board, Valenzuela worked on food security issues and recycling programs. 


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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