Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has been a strong steward for the environment. Since first being elected in 2013, Herring made protecting the Chesapeake Bay a priority. Under his leadership, Virginia became the first Chesapeake Bay state to defend the restoration plan agreed to by all six Bay states and Washington, D.C. He defended the cleanup plan from attacks in court by Attorneys General from 21 other states as far away as Alaska. As Attorney General, he has secured the largest environmental damages settlement in Virginia history and successfully defended Virginia's moratorium on uranium mining. Before being elected AG, Herring served in the State Senate where he had an 87% lifetime score from the Virginia League of Conservation Voters and was named a Legislative Hero.
Manka Dhingra is running for the open seat in the 45th legislative district in Washington State. This seat is a critical win to flip the balance of the State Senate to pro-environment, opening the door to legislative action on climate in the legislature. Although this district has historically been a swing district, last year Hillary Clinton won in the 45th legislative district by 65%. Dhingra is a prosecutor, PTSA mom, and anti-domestic violence advocate and community leader. Dhingra has a strong commitment to environmental protection from her background in public health and education, and believes that all kids deserve a healthy environment. Dhingra has been endorsed by Washington Conservation Voters.