Clean Water Action offices will engage on key state and local races in all our states, seeking to protect pro-environmental majorities where they exist and flip control of chambers currently with anti-environmental majorities. Below are our priority federal races. We'll work on dozens of other state, local, and federal races in the fall of 2018.
Clean Water Action has endorsed Representatives Don Beyer and Gerry Connolly for re-election, and also endorsed Jennifer Wexton, who is challenging anti-environment incumbent Barbara Comstock.
“We need elected officials who care about our water and our health. Don won’t just be a positive vote on these issues but he will lead and advocate for getting things done. We are proud to endorse Don’s campaign for the 8th congressional district, and look forward to working with him again as a legislator. The choice is clear – Don Beyer for Congress.”
“Gerry’s advocacy on behalf of his constituents and the Chesapeake Bay means he knows how to fight and fiercely protect the natural resources and environmental protections that the Trump administration is intent on destroying,” concluded Michael Bochynski. “We are proud to endorse Gerry’s campaign for the 11th congressional district, and look forward to continue working with him as a legislator. The choice is clear – Gerry Connolly for Congress.”
“Jennifer Wexton is the best choice for people of Northern Virginia -- we are excited to endorse her," said Michael Bochynski, Clean Water Action Chesapeake Program Manager. "In the Virginia State Senate, Jennifer sponsored legislation to increase consumers’ access to community solar energy, mandate quicker reporting on hazardous spills in Virginia waterways, and broaden the powers of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to go after polluters and stop construction of natural gas pipelines.”
Since winning the January 2015 special election, 34th District Del. Murphy has been a strong voice in the General Assembly on environmental issues, as protecting the Chesapeake Bay, defending the existing ban on uranium mining, and promoting renewable energy technology development.