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LCV Action Fund Endorses Diane Mitsch Bush for Congress

Jul 23, 2020

Courtnee Connon, 727-744-4163,

Washington D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect pro-environment candidates, announced its endorsement of Diane Mitsch Bush for election to the U.S. House of Representatives from Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. 

“Diane Mitsch Bush believes in science and understands the devastating impacts the climate crisis is already having on Colorado’s communities and natural places,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “All Coloradans deserve a representative who will fight to expand equitable environmental protections rather than dismantle them, which is why we’re thrilled to support her campaign for Congress.”

“As an educator, Routt County Commissioner and state legislator, Diane Mitsch Bush has been a champion for Colorado’s environment and families, earning her a 100% lifetime score on our Scorecard and our 2017 Legislator of the Year award,” said Conservation Colorado Executive Director Kelly Nordini. “We know she will continue to shape priorities based on her constituents’ interests and not special interests or corporate polluters and fight for safer and healthier communities in Congress.”

“Our economy here in Colorado’s 3rd district depends on the conservation of water, protecting our public lands and our environment,” said Diane Mitsch Bush. “They are essential to our outdoor recreation, manufacturing, and tourism industries, and they sustain our farmers and ranchers. I’ll always protect our public lands and our water. People in this district know it’s not an issue of the economy or the environment, it’s the economy and the environment.”

Diane Mitsch Bush moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado in 1976 and worked with ranchers and conservationists. She has served her community as a social science policy researcher and through citizen advocacy in non-profit groups. She served on the Routt County Planning Commission from 1996 until 2006, when she was elected Routt County Commissioner. In 2012, Mitsch Bush won the newly-created 26th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives. Mitsch Bush resigned her state legislative seat to run for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District in 2018. During her tenure on the Routt County Planning Commission, Mitsch Bush worked on a broad range of issues, including land, water, public lands, transit-oriented development, oil and gas, and agriculture. As a member of the Colorado House of Representatives, Mitsch Bush served as Vice Chair of Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources and Chair of Transportation and Energy. She advocated for incentives for small businesses that used renewables or were in the renewables industry. In 2017, she was named Conservation Colorado’s Legislator of the Year.


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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