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LCV Action Fund Endorses Diane Mitsch Bush for Congress

Sep 19, 2018

Contact: Holly Burke, 202-454-4554,

Washington, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will support sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Diane Mitsch Bush for Congress in Colorado’s 3rd District.

“Diane Mitsch Bush is a proven champion for Colorado’s air, water, public health, and public lands,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “Colorado’s 3rd District is home to some of our country’s most incredible  public lands. Coloradans know a clean environment is vital to healthy communities and a thriving economy from Steamboat Springs to Durango, Grand Junction to Pueblo, and everywhere in between. Diane Mitsch Bush is the only candidate in this race who can be counted on to always stand up for our air, water and public lands and we are thrilled to endorse her campaign.”

“Diane has been a champion for Colorado’s environment and our way of life. As both a Routt County Commissioner and a state legislator, she routinely worked across the aisle to reach creative and collaborative solutions to complex problems,” said Kelly Nordini, executive director of Conservation Colorado. “Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for her opponent, Rep. Tipton, who instead of listening to his constituents, has embraced a party-first mentality, taking his marching orders from GOP leaders in Utah and Washington D.C.”

“Public lands and our environment are the foundation of our economy and are the heart and soul of all residents of Colorado’s 3rd District,” said Diane Mitsch Bush. “They sustain our outdoor recreation and manufacturing, our farmers and ranchers, and tourism. Look no further than my record and you will see that I have always been a fighter for and a defender of our public lands, our water, and our wildlife. The members of LCV and I share the belief that it’s not the economy or the environment, it’s the economy and the environment.”

Diane Mitsch Bush moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado in 1976, and joined the faculty at Colorado Mountain College. She successfully ran for Routt County Commission in 2006. After six years, she ran for the open District 26 seat in the Colorado House of Representatives and won. In the state legislature, Mitsch Bush served as the chair of the House Transportation and Energy Committee, and on other regular and interim committees dealing with water, agriculture and natural resources. During her tenure, she earned a perfect 100 percent lifetime score from Conservation Colorado and was their “Legislator of the Year” in 2017. She will continue to be a champion for Colorado’s environment and outdoor economy.


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 candidates who will implement sound environmental laws and policies, and defeat those who stand in the way of progress. Since the 1994 election cycle, LCVAF has helped elect and re-elect 74 U.S. senators and 331 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 Diane for Colorado CD3.