GIVEGREEN WIN! Ralph Northam’s platform for Governor of VA is based on his life of service. He served as a doctor for the Army, as a State Senator with a 77% lifetime score with VALCV and currently as Lieutenant Governor. If elected, Northam will implement his environmental policy plan that encourages state driven initiatives to combat sea level rise, rebuild the Chesapeake Bay and boost clean energy infrastructures within the state. As a pediatrician, he is more than aware of the negative side effects of climate change for patients who suffer from asthma and chronic lung diseases, and encourages clean energy in the name of public health. Endorsed by Virginia League of Conservation Voters.
GIVEGREEN WIN! 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. Herring has been endorsed by the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.
As Governor of Oregon, Kate Brown will continue to ensure Oregon steps up on climate change as the Trump Administration retreats. Brown has made clear that if re-elected she will continue to preserve the efforts of the Paris Climate Agreement. As Governor, Brown has been a climate champion, fighting for Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program and clean air for all Oregonians. She’s defended public lands from privatization, including Oregon’s Elliott State Forest, which will remain public because of her leadership. Brown’s commitment to protecting the environment is clear and consistent, reflecting her vow to make Oregon a leader on climate change.
GIVEGREEN WIN! In today’s political climate, it is more important than ever to be strong on progressive statewide issues and to fight the Trump administration’s anti-climate proposals. These goals are among those that led Justin Fairfax to run for Lieutenant Governor. Justin has dedicated his career to service. Justin's work on the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force strengthened his resolve to address criminal justice reform and promote safer communities. Justin is a progressive ally who understands the benefits of expanding climate change initiatives in Virginia. If elected, Justin will stand on our issues and protect the progress that has been made thus far in the Commonwealth. Fairfax has been endorsed by the Virginia League of Conservation Voters
GIVEGREEN WIN! Give Green in The States supports Hala Ayala, a long-time advocate for women and families, for the Virginia House of Delegates- 51st District. Ayala is a cybersecurity specialist, formerly with the Department of Homeland Security. Prior to running for office, she founded and served as President of the Prince William County chapter of the National Organization for Women. She is also a member of Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Council on Women. Ayala has the support of elected environmental champions in the state and numerous progressive organizations. If elected, Ayala would serve as a key ally for the environment and renewable energy infrastructure in the General Assembly. Ayla has been endorsed by the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.
GIVEGREEN WIN! Chris Hurst is a former broadcast journalist and anchor for WDBJ7 (CBS) in Roanoke, Virginia. The on-air murder of his late-girlfriend, fellow journalist Alison Parker, has motivated Chris to run for public office and fight for families in Southwest Virginia. As Delegate, he vows to give a voice to the voiceless, demand support for public education and protect those at-risk to violence and abuse. If elected, Hurst would support removing clean energy restrictions, and advocate for more legislation focusing on energy diversity with increased state renewable energy resources like wind and solar. Hurst has been endorsed by the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.
GIVEGREEN WIN! David Reid is running for House Delegate in the 32nd district of Virginia. If elected, this 23-year Navy veteran will make sure environmental protections are a top priority. As a member of the U.S. military, Reid was able to better the national security risks of depending on fossil fuels, and how that dependence disadvantages the military as a whole. Reid recognizes the benefits of energy independence by incorporating the state’s renewable energy resources like wind and solar. If elected, Reid will hold oil and gas companies accountable, and put constituents above corporate interests. Reid has been endorsed by the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.
GIVEGREEN WIN! Kathy Tran is running for the Virginia House of Delegates’ 42nd District in direct opposition to Donald Trump’s divisive policies and actions. Kathy was a refugee from Vietnam who came to this county in hopes of a better life, and has dedicated her career towards helping other people achieve the American Dream. Prior to running for office, she worked for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, and the National Immigration Forum. If elected, Kathy would become a key advocate for Virginia’s environment. It is her hope to take immediate action on renewable energy infrastructure in the state with wind and solar. She has been endorsed by the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.
GIVEGREEN WIN! For the first time in almost a decade, the House of Delegates seat in the 72nd district is open. In the past, the district has been represented by a delegate who has not made the state’s natural resources and climate change a top priority. It was the constant partisanship on important issues within the community that led public high school teacher Schuyler VanValkenburg to run for the open seat. Schuyler is in favor renewable energy infrastructure, and would protect the state’s natural resources and energy economy. VanValkenburg supports the progress that Governor McAuliffe has made, and would back his environmental plans within the State Legislature. VanValkenburg has been endorsed by the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.
Faith Winter is a long time environmental advocate in Colorado. For the past three years, as the State Representative for House District 35, Winter championed legislative efforts to renew our energy efficiency standards and create measurable climate goals. Not surprisingly, she has received a 100% lifetime score from Conservation Colorado. Prior to serving in the House, Faith was a member of the Westminster City Council, and helped make the city the first platinum solar city in the state. She was Conservation Colorado's Program Director for several years before being elected to the state House A combination of experience as an elected official and a staffer for environmental groups make Winter the ideal candidate to represent the State Senate’s 24th district.
Barbara McLachlan is seeking re-election for State Representative to represent Colorado’s 59th State House district - one of the most competitive races in the state. In 2016, McLachlan narrowly defeated Republican incumbent J. Paul Brown - a climate change denier with a low 35% lifetime rating from Conservation Colorado. Since winning the seat in 2016, McLachlan has earned a perfect lifetime rating of 100% from Conservation Colorado.
State Representative Tony Exum Sr. is running to maintain his seat representing Colorado’s House District 17, which he reclaimed in 2016 after a tightly contested race against Republican incumbent Catherine Roupe. While serving in the State House, Representative Exum supported pro-climate legislation—including bills helping Colorado address the impacts of devastating wildfires—and earned a perfect score from Conservation Colorado for his pro-environment record. He also was a co-prime sponsor on legislation to test for lead in schools. Colorado’s 17th House District covers a diverse area of El Paso County, and is one of the most competitive areas in the state.
Jason Frierson returned to the seat serving Nevada Assembly District 8 in 2016, earning just over 56% of the vote. Upon his return, his colleagues selected him as Speaker of the Nevada Assembly. As Speaker, Frierson presided over one of the most pro-conservation legislative sessions in the state's history while achieving a 100% score from the Nevada Conservation League for his voting record. Previously Frierson served as Representative for Nevada Assembly District 8 from 2011 to 2014, serving as the Assistant Majority Floor leader during the 2013 session. Frierson will continue to be a strong ally for the conservation community and defending his seat in an off year is a key priority.
Senate District 5 was a top incumbent protect priority in Nevada in the 2016 election cycle. GiveGreen in the States targeted this as one of their key races in the state. Senator Woodhouse won the seat by a narrow margin of less than one percent defeating Republican Carrie Buck by 469 votes. Nevada Republicans are now seeking to replace Woodhouse in a recall effort that would put her 2016 opponent, Buck, in office. Senator Woodhouse has made the environment one of her key priorities. She has a 93% lifetime rating from the Nevada Conservation League including a 100% on their most recent scorecard. She has pushed to promote clean energy by creating incentives and was one of the sponsors of the “Green Jobs Initiative” that directed the state of Nevada to invest stimulus money toward clean energy economy jobs and projects.
Democrats gained control of the Nevada Senate in 2016 with the election of Nicole Cannizzaro to Senate District 6 in the northwest Las Vegas Valley. Cannizzaro, a first-term senator, narrowly defeated Republican former Assemblywoman Victoria Seaman, winning by a 51-49 percent margin. Cannizzaro is now under attack by Republicans who, with their recent recall efforts of three of Nevada’s female senators, including Cannizzaro, are attempting to win back the majority they lost in 2016. During her first legislative session, Cannizzaro passed legislation supporting Nevada's Public Lands and earned a 100% from the Nevada Conservation League on their 2017 Scorecard. Cannizzaro was the Clark County Deputy DA prior to the 2016 election.
Give Green in the States is supporting Tammy Story for State Senator in Colorado’s 16th district. In order to secure a pro-conservation majority within the Senate, our candidate needs to win this seat in 2018. Tammy Story is running against Tim Neville, a candidate who currently has a 0% score in 2017, and a 14% lifetime Conservation Colorado rating. Neville has voted against funding for public transportation, state parks and wildlife areas. If elected, Story will heed the advice from climate science, and work towards mitigating the effects of climate change by increased emergency response, and updating the state’s infrastructure.