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North Carolina League of Conservation Voters Announces Endorsements PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 11 February 2020 17:41

The North Carolina League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV) Conservation PAC (CPAC) weighed in with endorsements for 11 state House and Senate candidates in Democratic primaries across the state.

Six of the endorsees are incumbents who have maintained strong records in NCLCV’s annual environmental scorecard, four are newcomers CPAC endorsed in previous campaigns, and the other is the leader of an allied environmental organization whose candidacy impressed CPAC’s board.

Endorsed Candidate

District

Counties

Brian Farkas+

House District 9

Pitt

Marcia Morgan+

House District 19

Brunswick, New Hanover

Jean Farmer-Butterfield*

House District 24

Wilson

Rosa Gill*

House District 33

Wake

Verla Insko*

House District 56

Orange

Ray Russell*

House District 93

Ashe, Watauga

Becky Carney*

House District 102

Mecklenburg

Tess Judge+

Senate District 1

Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Washington

Sarah Crawford+

Senate District 18

Franklin, Wake

Mujtaba Mohammed*

Senate District 38

Mecklenburg

Julie Mayfield

Senate District 49

Buncombe

* incumbent
+ previously endorsed newcomer


In 2016, NCLCV was instrumental in electing Roy Cooper governor, and in 2018, helped multiply the environmental champions who have successfully sustained his vetoes of Jones Street’s pro-polluter policies. This year, the organization has already endorsed Cooper for re-election, and is working to make their legislative Green Caucus a majority, to strengthen Cooper’s ability to advance a positive, pro-conservation, pro-clean energy agenda.

“2020 is our best opportunity to put our state on a path that will once again protect people instead of polluters,” said Carrie Clark, NCLCV executive director. “We are confident these candidates will be leaders in solving the climate crisis, establishing Clean Energy for All, and saving North Carolinians from the threat of GenX, coal ash, and hog waste contamination.”

CPAC makes endorsement decisions based on the environmental voting and leadership record of incumbent legislators and governors, issue questionnaires sent to candidates, and other background information.

 
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