For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
Lee Francis | Communications Manager
Virginia League of Conservation Voters
(804) 225-1902 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginians re-elected a proven environmental leader
FAIRFAX – Today, Virginia voters headed to the polls and re-elected Mark Herring to a second term as attorney general.
A proven environmental leader, in his first term as attorney general, Herring fought for restoration of the Chesapeake Bay, defended the Clean Power Plan in federal court, helped secure the largest environmental settlement in our state’s history, and paved the way for tighter controls over fracking at the local level and for our state’s first carbon reduction effort.
“Tonight, Virginians made the right choice by returning Mark Herring to another term as our attorney general, and we congratulate him on well-deserved victory,” said Michael Town, executive director of Virginia LCV. “We endorsed Mark because, time after time, he’s put conservation first, and we have full faith that with him as our attorney general for the next four years, we’ll be able to further protect the commonwealth’s clean air, clean air and open spaces, while fending off attacks on our environment coming from the Trump White House.”
Virginia LCV’s electoral arm, the Virginia League of Conservation Voters Political Action Committee, invested more than $4 million in the 2017 election cycle, overall, the most in the organization’s history, including an extensive ground campaign that knocked on upwards of 350,000 doors to both persuade undecided voters and turn voters out on Election Day. More information on Virginia LCV PAC’s electoral efforts is available here.
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 www.valcv.org.