- Brian Farkas — HD9 (Pitt)
- Marcia Morgan — HD19 (Brunswick, New Hanover)
- Jean Farmer-Butterfield* — HD24 (Wilson)
- Rosa Gill* — HD33 (Wake)
- Verla Insko* — HD56 (Orange)
- Ray Russell* — HD93 (Ashe, Watauga)
- Becky Carney* — HD102 (Mecklenburg)
- Tess Judge — SD1 (Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Washington)
- Sarah Crawford — SD18 (Franklin, Wake)
- Mujtaba Mohammed* — SD38 (Mecklenburg)
- Julie Mayfield — SD49 (Buncombe)
PRESS RELEASE | FEBRUARY 11, 2020
NCLCV Conservation PAC endorses 11 legislative candidates in March primary
RALEIGH, N.C.—Two days before early voting begins, and three weeks until North Carolinians decide their parties’ nominees on Super Tuesday, 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.
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.
PRESS RELEASE | OCTOBER 10, 2019
NCLCV Conservation PAC endorses Gov. Cooper for re-election
RALEIGH, N.C.—Today, the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV) Conservation PAC renewed the seal of approval it gave Roy Cooper in 2016.
NCLCV was instrumental in electing Cooper governor, and in 2018, helped multiply the environmental champions who have successfully sustained his vetoes of Jones Street’s pro-polluter policies.
“Gov. Cooper’s environmental leadership has been a breath of fresh air for every North Carolinian, and he has more than lived up to the promise we saw in him four years ago,” said Carrie Clark, NCLCV executive director. “His veto pen has stopped the General Assembly’s worst environmental legislation, and he has charted a bold path toward a clean energy future that will ward off the worst impacts of climate change.”
Gov. Cooper’s Executive Order 80 called for a plan to move North Carolina to 100% clean energy by 2050, a plan delivered to the governor by his Climate Change Interagency Council last week. Achieving this goal will create good-paying jobs in our state; clean our air and water, particularly for communities of color who are disproportionately the victims of fossil fuel pollution; and sustain our communities and way of life.
“Gov. Cooper is moving us forward, and we know he’ll continue to grow his environmental legacy in his second term,” said Dan Crawford, NCLCV director of governmental relations. Conservation PAC 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.