RICHMOND – Tuesday, Jan. 10, voters in three legislative districts across the state will cast ballots in special elections to fill vacancies following the advancement of several state legislators to Congress.
Today, the Virginia League of Conservation Voters announced its endorsement of Ryant Washington for the 22nd District seat in the Virginia State Senate and Cheryl Turpin for the 85th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. Virginia LCV has also endorsed current 71st District Delegate Jennifer McClellan in her race for the 9th Senate District.
“Now, more than ever, we need strong conservation champions at the state level who will stand up for the clean air, clean water and protected open spaces that have a direct impact on Virginians’ daily quality of life. These candidates fit that bill,” said Michael Town, Executive Director of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters. “With Ryant Washington in the State Senate and Cheryl Turpin in the House, we will be one step closer to ensuring conservation values are protected at the General Assembly.”
“I am honored to receive the endorsement and support of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters today,” said Ryant Washington, candidate for Virginia State Senate. “I look forward to supporting them in their work to promote policies that will protect our land and defend our most vital natural resources in the district. We need to ensure that our way of life is protected for generations to come.”
“As an AP Environmental Science Teacher, I am proud to have the endorsement of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters,” said Cheryl Turpin, candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates. “I have spent my career as an educator working to teach our children about climate change and how they can be better stewards of the environment. It’s time for Virginia Beach and the Commonwealth to take climate change seriously and there will be no stronger advocate to protect our community in Richmond.”
About Virginia LCV: 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.