Washington, DC—The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Jane Dittmar for Congress (VA-5). Dittmar is committed to combating the climate crisis, growing Virginia’s clean energy economy and improving water and transportation infrastructure.
“Virginia is already experiencing the impacts of climate change and needs leaders who will always stand up for the environment. Jane Dittmar understands both the threat of climate change and the economic opportunity there is in making Virginia a leader in clean energy,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “In Congress, she will continue to build on her strong record of environmental leadership and putting Virginia families first.”
“As a small businesswoman and local elected official, Jane Dittmar understands that we can have both a healthy environment and a strong economy,” said Virginia League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Michael Town. “She is a tireless advocate devoted to protecting Virginians’ air, land and water, and grow our economy by investing in infrastructure and good-paying clean energy jobs.”
“It is an honor to be endorsed by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund,” Dittmar said. “The LCV and I both know that protecting our environment isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s how we secure our planet for our children’s future and generations to come. The time for questioning the existence of climate change has long passed; it is our responsibility to take action now to mitigate the damage that has been done. I look forward to working for environmental protection and clean energy investment when I am in Congress.”
Jane Dittmar served as president of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce from 1992 to 2000. In 2005, she founded the Positive Solutions Group, a mediation firm where she is a Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator and serves as court coordinator for various courts in the region. Mostly recently, Dittmar serves on the Governor’s Broadband Advisory Council and has served as Chair of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors. As Chair of the County Board of Supervisors, Dittmar has worked closely with local environmental leaders on land use decisions. She also fought for new clean water protections, improved the road system and worked on an innovative long range solid waste program.
Dittmar is featured on LCV Action Fund’s GiveGreen website, the only bundling website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions for federal office.
About LCV Action Fund
The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund (LCVAF), 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 69 U.S. Senators and 306 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. In the 2013-2014 election cycle, LCVAF endorsed over 70 candidates and raised and donated almost $6 million dollars via GiveGreen. 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 Friends of Jane Dittmar.