Virginia LCV PAC announces big radio buy in battleground districts in final days of 2019 cycle

Ads in Richmond, Hampton Roads districts focus on holding corporate polluters accountable, protecting our health


For Immediate Release:
Friday, Oct. 25, 2019

Lee Francis | Deputy Director
Virginia League of Conservation Voters
(804) 225-1902 |


RICHMOND – With just 11 days to go before voters cast ballots in pivotal statehouse elections across the Commonwealth, the Virginia League of Conservation Voters PAC today announced it had taken out a near-six-figure radio buy in three battleground districts to help ensure the election of a Conservation Majority in 2019.

The $97,000 ad buy will support Virginia LCV-endorsed candidates Sheila Bynum-Coleman for HD-66 (ad here), Alex Askew for HD-85 (ad here), and Clinton Jenkins for HD-76 (ad here). Ads will be on the air through Election Day.

“During their time in office, Rocky Holcomb, Kirk Cox and Chris Jones have put corporate polluters and their interests first while putting our air, water, and health at risk,” said Michael Town, executive director of Virginia LCV. “With Sheila, Clinton and Alex in office, we can protect clean air and water for all Virginians while acting to address the climate crisis and advancing a clean energy economy that will create jobs and opportunity across the state.”

The ads target an African-American audience and will run across multiple radio stations in the Norfolk-Virginia Beach and metro-Richmond media markets.

The overall aim is to let these voters know what’s at stake for clean air, clean water, and their health on Nov. 5 and to draw a stark contrast between our endorsed candidates and their opponents when it comes to holding polluters accountable and protecting our environment.

The recent radio buy is part of an extensive $1.5 million electoral investment – the most Virginia LCV PAC has ever spent on legislative races – which also includes targeted mail and digital programs in 11 House and Senate districts in Northern Virginia, Richmond and Hampton Roads.

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