For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
Lee Francis | Communications Manager
Virginia League of Conservation Voters
(804) 225-1902 | firstname.lastname@example.org
FAIRFAX – Today, Virginia voters elected Justin Fairfax to serve as Virginia’s next lieutenant governor.
Fairfax garnered the endorsement of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters due to his commitment to expanding clean energy and addressing climate change, protecting Virginia’s clean water resources, and safeguarding open spaces across the commonwealth. As lieutenant governor, Fairfax will be able to break ties in the State Senate and is next in line to the Governor’s Mansion.
“Voters across Virginia made the right choice today by choosing Justin Fairfax to be our state’s next lieutenant governor,” said Michael Town, executive director of Virginia LCV. “Throughout this election, he was the clear choice for the environment, emphasizing the need to protect our clean air and water and build Virginia’s clean energy economy. We’d like to congratulate Lieutenant Governor-elect Fairfax on a well-deserved victory and look forward to working with him to continue making progress for the commonwealth for years to come.”
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.