Washington, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect pro-environment candidates, announced today its endorsement of Mark Warner for U.S. Senate in Virginia.
“Senator Mark Warner is a strong supporter of Virginia’s clean energy economy and we are excited to be supporting his re-election campaign,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “Senator Warner is a key ally in protecting public lands in Virginia and across the country, and Virginians need him fighting for them in the Senate.”
“Senator Mark Warner has consistently fought to protect our coastlines and clean up the Chesapeake Bay,” said Virginia League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Mike Town. “We are excited to continue working with him to protect clean air and clean water in the Commonwealth. Virginia is poised to be a national leader on climate and we appreciate the work Senator Warner has done to help us get here.”
“Now more than ever, climate change poses a direct risk to the future of our Commonwealth. If we fail to address it, future generations will pay the price,” said Senator Mark Warner. “I am honored to receive the LCV Action Fund endorsement. Together, we will continue our work to invest in renewable energy and restore the United States’ place as a leader in the fight against climate change.”
A former Governor of Virginia, Senator Mark Warner has supported the expansion of clean energy technologies and introduced legislation that would have provided grants to states that produced the largest gains in energy efficiency. He has served as a board member of Alliance to Save Energy, which is promoting new ways to make our current energy usage more efficient, and has co-sponsored legislation to provide incentives to help homeowners make their houses more energy efficient. With Senator Kaine, he also introduced the Chesapeake Bay Accountability and Recovery Act to bring increased accountability and more collaborative management to efforts to restore the Bay. Senator Warner has earned a strong 87% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.
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.
Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund and authorized by Friends of Mark Warner.