For Immediate Release:
Friday, March 10, 2023
Lee Francis | Deputy Director
Virginia League of Conservation Voters
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RICHMOND – Today, the Virginia League of Conservation Voters Board of Directors endorsed Delegate Lamont Bagby’s bid to fill the Senate District 9 vacancy left by Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan.
For his time in office, Bagby holds a nearly perfect 99 percent voting record from Virginia LCV. He has been named a “Legislative Hero” multiple times for earning a perfect 100 percent score in our annual Conservation Scorecard, and was given a special “Legislative Leadership Award” in 2020 for introducing and leading to final passage our state’s Advanced Clean Cars Standard, which addresses tailpipe emissions, our state’s largest driver of climate change.
“Throughout his time at the General Assembly, Lamont Bagby has put clean air, clean water and a safe and healthy environment first,” said Michael Town, executive director of Virginia LCV. “We gladly endorse his campaign to be the 9th District’s next Senator and look forward to continuing to work with him to stand up against Governor Youngkin’s reckless attacks on climate action and to continue making progress on the environmental priorities that impact the 9th District and our Commonwealth as a whole.”
“Throughout my time in office, Virginia LCV has been a trusted ally at the legislature on a number of environmental issues, and I truly value their endorsement for State Senate,” said Del. Bagby. “Governor Youngkin has made it clear that he wants to take us backwards on a host of issues including our clean energy future. As the 9th District’s next senator, and with the help of Virginia LCV, I won’t let that happen. I look forward to continuing to make progress creating clean energy jobs and economic opportunities, and addressing our most pressing environmental threats.”
The special election for this seat will be held on March 28 and early voting is already in progress.
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.