Seth Magaziner has long worked to grow our clean energy economy and fight for the solutions we need to combat the climate crisis.
As Rhode Island’s elected general treasurer, Magaziner led on environmental issues, creating clean energy programs that allowed the Town of West Warwick to become the first energy resilient municipality in the state. With the use of solar panels and wind turbines, the Town of West Warwick has not had to pay an energy bill on municipal buildings in five years. The energy efficiency programs created by Magaziner have resulted in thousands of jobs, helped small businesses save money, and pushed Rhode Island towards climate resilience. He was a founding member of Climate Jobs Rhode Island, a coalition of labor, environmental, and elected leaders working to create good jobs to transition Rhode Island’s economy to net-zero. Magaziner was also an early supporter of the Act on Climate, which passed into law this past April. Under his leadership, Rhode Island’s public pension fund is on track to completely divest from fossil fuels within the next decade.
As a representative, Magaziner will continue his work to lower the cost of energy by holding Big Oil companies accountable for price gouging and investing in affordable clean energy.
Magaziner joins the U.S. House to fill the seat of retiring Representative Jim Langevin, who earned a 97% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.
In his own words:
“Threats to our democracy and our environment are interlinked. In Congress, I will continue the fight for clean air, clean water, and the clean energy infrastructure that will create good jobs while reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.”
– LCVAF Press Release