Virginia LCV Announces Organization’s Largest Investment To-date in Legislative Races

For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023

Lee Francis | Deputy Director
Virginia League of Conservation Voters
(434) 989-3197 |

$2M campaign will help elect environmental leaders to the General Assembly

RICHMOND – Today, the Virginia League of Conservation Voters announced that its Political Action Committee will be making the organization’s largest investment to-date in must-win legislative elections. Results in November will shape the trajectory of climate action and environmental protection through the next Gubernatorial and House of Delegates elections in 2025.

The $2 million, multi-faceted campaign will help elect environmental leaders to the House of Delegates and Senate of Virginia who are committed to protecting clean air and water, building a clean energy economy, and working toward a clean energy future, while holding Governor Youngkin’s extreme, anti-environmental MAGA agenda at bay for the remainder of his term.

“We need strong environmental leadership now more than ever in Virginia, and we’re all-in to restore the Conservation Majority at the General Assembly,” said Michael Town, Executive Director of Virginia LCV. “Governor Youngkin and his extreme allies up and down the ticket have one thing in common: they want to dismantle the progress we’ve made in Virginia and put big polluters’ interests above what’s best for our Commonwealth. We refuse to let that happen, which is why we’re mounting our largest legislative electoral campaign to-date to send environmental leaders to Richmond.”

Paid Communications: Virginia LCV-PAC is making deep investments in layered mail and digital programs in the following Senate and House Districts, with the possibility of expanding this program further as we near Election Day: Schuyler VanValkenburg, SD-16; Russet Perry, SD-31; Josh Thomas, HD-21; Joshua Cole, HD-52; Kimberly Pope Adams, HD-82; and Michael Feggans, HD-97.

Paid Field: Virginia LCV-PAC, working with the Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy, is running a large $585,000 relational organizing and canvass program to help re-elect Monty Mason to the Virginia Senate in his new district, SD-24, which includes Newport News, and parts of Williamsburg, York County and Poquoson. The 19 canvassers on the ground plan to knock 57,000 doors in the district, engaging voters in one of the important districts vital to maintaining an environmental firewall in the State Senate.

GreenRoots: VALCV PAC will run its on-the-ground voter mobilization in key battleground districts in Virginia Beach and metro Richmond, adding organizing capacity for the campaigns of Aaron Rouse, SD-22; Schuyler VanValkenburg, SD-16; Michael Feggans, HD-97; Rodney Willet, HD-58; and Kimberly Pope Adams, HD-82.

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