For Immediate Release:
Thursday, May 18, 2023
Lee Francis | Deputy Director
Virginia League of Conservation Voters
(434) 989-3197 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental group emphasizes candidate’s commitment to conservation issues in making key endorsement
RICHMOND – Today, the Virginia League of Conservation Voters officially endorsed the election bid of Kim Sudderth for House District 92, ahead of must-win elections this fall for the future of environmental protections in Virginia. Sudderth’s endorsement comes ahead of the June Democratic primary and is among Virginia LCV’s first endorsements of the 2023 cycle.
“Kim Sudderth is a dedicated environmentalist and community leader. We can think of no one better to protect frontline communities like Norfolk and Chesapeake in the House of Delegates, bringing their voice to the fight at a time when we need to be doing everything we can as a Commonwealth to cut harmful pollution, address climate change, and secure a liveable future for the next generation,” said Michael Town, executive director of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.
“I am humbled to receive the endorsement of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters. They have been an indispensable partner to me in the work I have done for our communities,” said Kim Sudderth, candidate for House District 92. “I look forward to working alongside them at the General Assembly to protect the places where Virginians live, work, learn and pray.”
With all 140 seats on the ballot in newly drawn legislative districts, the 2023 elections for the General Assembly will determine whether Governor Youngkin will be able to push forward his attacks on climate action and environment protection during the second half of his term.
Virginia LCV will be working hard this cycle to regain a bicameral “Conservation Majority” at the legislature committed to blocking Youngkin’s regressive vision for Virginia and protecting clean air, clean water, and a healthy environment for all Virginians.
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.