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LCV Action Fund Endorses Pat Timmons-Goodson for Congress

Apr 28, 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 today its endorsement of Pat Timmons-Goodson for election to the U.S. House from North Carolina’s 8th Congressional District.

“Pat Timmons-Goodson is exactly the kind of person we need in Congress,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “She has a long career of breaking down barriers and we know she will work to protect the health of all communities in North Carolina and champion environmental and climate justice. We are proud to endorse her for Congress.”

“I am so honored to have the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund. I appreciate LCV’s unparalleled support for clean air, clean water and a sustainable future,” said Pat Timmons-Goodson. “From GenX to coal ash, they have led on protecting our environment for North Carolina and this entire country. I look forward to working with them as a partner to address these issues in Congress.”

“North Carolina needs leaders in Congress who believe in science and will fight to protect the health of all North Carolinians,” said Dan Crawford, Director of Governmental Relations at North Carolina League of Conservation Voters. “Pat understands the urgency of the climate crisis and will work to ensure clean energy for all.”

Pat Timmons-Goodson’s father was a Vietnam veteran who built his career in the military. After he retired, the family settled in Fayetteville, NC, where Timmons-Goodson graduated from high school. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Juris Doctor from the UNC School of Law. She also received a Master of Laws from Duke University.

At the age of 29, Timmons-Goodson was the first African-American woman appointed to serve as a North Carolina 12th District Judge, serving three consecutive terms. She then served almost nine years on the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and was later appointed to the North Carolina Supreme Court, where she was the first African-American woman justice.

In 2014, President Barack Obama appointed Timmons-Goodson to the United States Commission on Civil Rights, where she served as Vice Chair. The Commission advises the United States government on issues related to Civil Rights and was founded by the Civil Rights Act of 1957. President Obama nominated her for a federal judgeship but she was denied a Senate hearing because of the dysfunctional politics of Washington. Pat Timmons-Goodson lives in Fayetteville with her husband. She is a mother to two adult sons.


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 Patricia Timmons-Goodson for Congress.