Virginia LCV releases 2021 Scorecard ranking lawmakers on key environmental votes

For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021

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

RICHMOND – Today, the Virginia League of Conservation Voters released its 2021 General Assembly Conservation Scorecard, which ranks members of the legislature based on their votes on key environmental legislation.

The full 2021 Scorecard can be viewed and downloaded here and at-a-glance lawmaker scores are available here.

The 2021 General Assembly was like no other legislative session we’ve experienced. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic meant that Virginia LCV was doing its policy and advocacy work remotely – the House of Delegates met virtually for the entire session and the Senate of Virginia met in a socially distanced format at the Science Museum of Virginia with little interaction with advocates or the public.

Despite these challenges, 2021 was an incredibly productive year of policy-making, with Virginia’s Conservation Majority at the legislature delivering in back-to-back General Assembly sessions on dozens of environmental priorities.

“Over the past two years, Virginia’s gone from the back of the pack on climate action to one of the states leading in this fight. This doesn’t happen by accident – it happens because Virginia’s ‘Conservation Majority’ listened to their constituents and made protecting our environment a top-tier priority,” said Michael Town, executive director of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters. “We are incredibly grateful for the leadership Virginia’s lawmakers have shown in recent years and look forward to paving the way for more progress to come.”

This year’s scores take into account lawmakers’ votes on 25 bills in the House of Delegates and 22 bills in the Senate of Virginia. Sustainable transportation policy, including the passage of a Clean Cars Standard and complementary legislation to advance vehicle electrification, took an especially prominent role this year as lawmakers worked to address Virginia’s largest source of climate disrupting carbon pollution – the gas- and diesel-powered cars, trucks and SUVs we drive every day.

Fifty-four lawmakers, nine Senators and 46 Delegates, scored a perfect 100-percent score in 2021, earning the designation of “Legislative Hero” for voting alongside Virginia LCV’s positions on top conservation priorities every time this year.

2021 Legislative Heroes

Sen. Jennifer Boysko
Sen. Creigh Deeds
Sen. Adam Ebbin
Sen. Barbara Favola
Sen. Ghazala Hashmi
Sen. Janet Howell
Sen. Mamie Locke
Sen. Jennifer McClellan
Sen. Jeremy McPike

Del. Dawn Adams
Del. Lashrecse Aird
Del. Alex Askew
Del. Hala Ayala
Del. Lamont Bagby
Del. Jeffrey Bourne
Del. David Bulova
Del. Betsy Carr
Del. Josh Cole
Del. Kelly Convirs-Fowler
Del. Karrie Delaney
Del. Eileen Filler-Corn
Del. Wendy Gooditis
Del. Nancy Guy
Del. Elizabeth Guzman
Del. Cliff Hayes
Del. Dan Helmer
Del. Charniele Herring
Del. Patrick Hope
Del. Sally Hudson
Del. Chris Hurst
Del. Jay Jones
Del. Mark Keam
Del. Kaye Kory
Del. Paul Krizek
Del. Mark Levine
Del. Alfonso Lopez
Del. Delores McQuinn
Del. Martha Mugler
Del. Michael Mullin
Del. Candi Mundon King
Del. Kenneth Plum
Del. Marcia Price
Del. David Reid
Del. Danica Roem
Del. Ibraheem Samirah
Del. Marcus Simon
Del. Shelly Simonds
Del. Suhas Subramanyam
Del. Rip Sullivan
Del. Kathy Tran
Del. Roslyn Tyler
Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg
Del. Jeion Ward
Del. Vivian Watts
Del. Rodney Willett

Another 21 lawmakers, 12 Senators and nine Delegates, earned scores between 75 and 99 percent in 2021, earning the designation of “Legislative Leader” for their prioritization of key conservation issues.

2021 Legislative Leaders

Sen. George Barker
Sen. John Bell
Sen. John Edwards
Sen. Lynwood Lewis
Sen. Louise Lucas
Sen. Dave Marsden
Sen. Monty Mason
Sen. Joe Morrissey
Sen. Chap Petersen
Sen. Dick Saslaw
Sen. Lionell Spruill
Sen. Scott Surovell

Del. Lee Carter
Del. Steve Heretick
Del. Clint Jenkins
Del. Kathleen Murphy
Del. Sam Rasoul
Del. Don Scott
Del. Mark Sickles
Del. Luke Torian
Del. Angelia Williams Graves

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