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Virginia LCV celebrates election of a “Conservation Majority” to Virginia’s legislature

Nov 6, 2019

Contact: Emily Samsel,, 202-454-4573

We just elected pro-environment majorities in both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly!

Statement from Virginia LCV:

For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019

Lee Francis | Deputy Director
Virginia League of Conservation Voters
(804) 225-1902 |

Virginia LCV celebrates election of a “Conservation Majority” to Virginia’s legislature

RICHMOND – Following today’s pivotal and historic elections for all 140 seats at the General Assembly, voters elected a pro-environmental majority for the first time to the Virginia General Assembly.

In response, Michael Town, executive director of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters, issued the following statement:

“Since our founding in 2000, Virginia LCV has had one mission: secure a “Conservation Majority” at the General Assembly. Tonight, we celebrate this achievement, and look forward to working with the incoming legislature in 2020 on the even bigger lift: passing strong policies that address climate change, get Virginia to 100 percent clean energy, and protect clean water and our environment for all Virginians.”


Virginia LCV ran the largest and most sophisticated electoral program for legislative races in the organization’s history in 2019. The record $1.5 million investment to elect pro-conservation majorities to both chambers of the General Assembly was steered toward direct mail, digital and radio advertising, and grassroots organizing in 14 battleground districts, and also includes direct candidate contributions. A full summary of our 2019 electoral efforts is available here.

About us:

The Virginia League of Conservation Voters serves as the political voice of the state’s conservation community, working to make sure Virginia’s elected officials recognize that our natural heritage is an environmental and economic treasure for all. Virginia LCV works with conservation leaders across Virginia and strives for a conservation majority in state government. We secure good public policies on the state level and hold public officials accountable for their positions on environmental issues. For more information, visit