Virginia LCV applauds Governor-elect Northam’s pick for Secretary of Natural Resources

For Immediate Release:
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017


Lee Francis | Communications Manager
Virginia League of Conservation Voters
(804) 225-1902 |

RICHMOND – Today, Governor-elect Ralph Northam announced Matt Strickler as his choice as Virginia’s next Secretary of Natural Resources.

In response, Michael Town, executive director of Virginia LCV, released the following statement:

“Governor-elect Northam ran on a strong conservation and environmental platform and he has chosen a Secretary of Natural Resources who shares our values and who brings a wealth of environmental knowledge to the new administration. The threats to our environment are just as real today as they were on Election Day and we feel Matt Strickler is up to the task. Many qualified individuals were considered for this post, and I know it wasn’t an easy call. We’re pleased with Governor-elect Northam’s decision and look forward to working with Secretary Strickler to continue making progress on conservation and environmental protection over the next four years.”

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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