WASHINGTON, DC—The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Pete Gallego for Congress (TX-23). Gallego supports bipartisan solutions that will advance clean energy and protections for our country’s iconic landscapes.
“We need Pete Gallego back in Congress—he was a critical conservation ally in the Texas delegation,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “During his tenure in Congress, he was a strong supporter of clean renewable energy, which creates jobs in Texas and around the country, improves our national security, and benefits the environment. He’s a Lone Star ally we want back by our side.”
“Gallego’s leadership is much needed in Texas’ 23rd District,” said Texas League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Elizabeth Doyel. “He’s demonstrated his devotion to southwest Texas by helping local partners secure funding for water management efforts and for educating families on the dangers of exposure to pesticides, mercury and lead. We’re thrilled to support Pete Gallego’s efforts to return to office.”
“I am humbled and honored to receive the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund. From my home in the majestic beauty of the Big Bend country and throughout rest of our state, God blessed Texas with the most wondrous and incredible environment,” said Gallego. “Our job now is to be good stewards – to both grow our economy and protect our legacy for our children. I look forward to returning to Congress and working with LCV to keep Texas businesses profitable, enhance opportunities for investment in new technologies and protect the legacies of Texas for our kids and grandkids.”
Gallego served in the U.S. House of Representatives where he proved himself an ally on clean energy and conservation. He co-sponsored bills to promote clean energy development, provide tax incentives for small businesses and spur job growth in Texas and across the country. He also voted against harmful cuts to funding for clean energy and energy efficiency industries.
As a U.S. congressman, Gallego worked to preserve several of Texas’ much-loved natural landscapes. He advocated for the continued protection of Big Bend National Park, co-sponsored legislation to expand the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and opposed attacks on one of our most important conservation laws, the Antiquities Act.
During his 22 years in the Texas state legislature, Gallego introduced legislation and amendments that protected the parks budget and strengthened emission standards for pipelines.
Gallego is featured on LCV Action Fund’s GiveGreen website, the only bundling website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions for federal office.
Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund and authorized by Texans for Pete.