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LCV Action Fund Endorses Joe Sullivan for Congress

Mar 23, 2018

Craig Auster, 202-454-4633,

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 Joe Sullivan for Congress (MN-1).

“Joe Sullivan is an outstanding candidate who will always fight for the people and environment of Southern Minnesota,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “His impressive efforts in advancing clean energy solutions will allow him to hit the ground running in Congress to help in tackling the climate crisis and create new jobs, and we’re thrilled to endorse his campaign.”

“Joe Sullivan’s career, his campaign, and his leadership on clean energy have focused on creating opportunity for Southern Minnesota and a bright future for all of our children,” said Conservation Minnesota Voter Center Executive Director Paul Austin.

“I believe here in Southern Minnesota we can build the model of how to harness clean energy, protect our environment, and build stronger communities,” said Joe Sullivan. “I have spent my life working to tackle the challenge of climate change while meeting the energy and resource needs a prosperous future for our children and grandchildren require. In Congress, I will fight to ensure this vision is realized and repeated throughout our nation.”

Sullivan has dedicated his career to increasing clean energy opportunities in Southern Minnesota. As an attorney, he worked on issues such as transmission, greenhouse gas reduction initiatives, net metering, and Community-Based Energy Development. Sullivan also served as the Regional Policy Manager for Wind on the Wires (WOW). For WOW, he worked in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa to advance policies for wind power and transmission access. Sullivan currently serves as the Manager of Strategic Relations for the Center for the Energy and Environment, working with policymakers, regulators, utilities, environmental and clean energy advocates and other stakeholders to advance energy efficiency and clean energy. He has also served on the advisory board for Xcel Energy’s Renewable Development Fund and as a Board Member of the Region 9 Development Commission’s Renewable Energy Task Force.

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 Sullivan for Congress.