Conservation PAC endorses Nesbitt, Fisher, Wilson, Whilden

The N.C. League of Conservation Voters’ Conservation PAC has endorsed a number of local candidates for the General Assembly, including Senator Martin Nesbitt, Susan Fisher, Susan Wilson, and Jane Whilden. Here’s the full press release:

Conservation PAC endorses pro-conservation legislators in General

RALEIGH – NC League of Conservation Voters’ Conservation PAC (CPAC)
announced today its endorsements of pro-conservation legislators for
the November 6th General Election. After two years of unprecedented
environmental attacks by our leaders at the General Assembly, we need
these pro-conservation candidates to come to Raleigh and stand up for
clean air, safe drinking water, and the health of our communities.

North Carolina State Senate Races:
District 5 – Former Senator Don Davis, D-Greene
District 9 – Deb Butler, D-New Hanover
District 14 – Sen. Dan Blue, D-Wake
District 15 – Senator Neal Hunt, R-Wake & Sig Hutchinson, D-Wake
District 16 – Sen. Josh Stein, D-Wake
District 17 – Erv Portman, D-Wake
District 18 – Sen. Doug Berger, D-Franklin
District 23 – Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, D-Orange
District 28 – Sen. Gladys Robinson, D-Guilford
District 32 – Sen. Earline Parmon, D-Forsyth
District 37 – Sen. Dan Clodfelter, D-Mecklenburg
District 38 – Joel Ford, D-Mecklenburg
District 40 – Sen. Malcolm Graham, D-Mecklenburg
District 46 – John McDevitt, D-Burke
District 49 – Sen. Martin Nesbitt, D-Buncombe
District 50 – Former Sen. John Snow, D-Cherokee

North Carolina State House Races:
District 2 – Former Rep. Winkie Wilkins, D-Person
District 5 – Rep. Annie Mobley, D-Hertford
District 7 – Rep. Angela Bryant, D-Nash
District 8 – Mark Bibbs, D-Wilson
District 9 – Rep. Marian McLawhorn, D-Pitt
District 11 – Duane Hall, D-Wake
District 19 – Emily Swearingen, D-New Hanover
District 21 – Rep. Larry Bell, D-Sampson
District 23 – Rep. Joe Tolson, D-Edgecombe
District 24 – Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield, D-Wilson
District 27 – Rep. Michael Wray, D-Northampton
District 29 – Rep. Larry Hall, D-Durham
District 30 – Rep. Paul Luebke, D-Durham
District 31 – Rep. Henry M. Michaux, D-Durham
District 33 – Rep. Rosa Gill, D-Wake
District 34 – Rep. Deborah Ross, D-Wake
District 32 – Nathan Baskerville, D-Vance
District 35 – Lori Millberg, D-Wake
District 38 – Yvonne Lewis Holley, D-Wake
District 39 – Rep. Darren Jackson, D-Wake
District 40 – Watt Jones, D-Wake
District 41 – Jim Messina, D-Wake
District 42 – Rep. Marvin Lucas, D-Cumberland
District 44 – Rep. Rick Glazier, D-Cumberland
District 45 – Eddie Dees, D-Cumberland
District 49 – Keith Karlsson, D-Wake
District 50 – Valerie Foushee, D-Orange
District 54 – Deb McManus, D-Chatham
District 56 – Rep. Verla Insko, D-Orange
District 57 – Rep. Pricey Harrison, D-Guilford
District 58 – Rep. Alma Adams, D-Guilford
District 63 – Patty Philipps, D-Alamance
District 65 – William Osborne, D-Rockingham
District 66 – Ken Goodman, D-Richmond
District 88 – Rep. Martha Alexander, D-Mecklenburg
District 93 – Former Rep. Cullie Tarleton, D-Watauga
District 100 – Rep. Tricia Ann Cotham, D-Mecklenburg
District 101 – Rep. Beverly Earle, D-Mecklenburg
District 102 – Rep. Becky Carney, D-Mecklenburg
District 106 – Carla Cunningham, D-Mecklenburg
District 114 – Rep. Susan Fisher, D-Buncombe
District 115 – Susan Wilson, D-Buncombe
District 116 – Former Rep. Jane Whilden, D-Buncombe
District 117 – Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Henderson
District 118 – Rep. Ray Rapp, D-Madison
District 119 – Former Senator Joe Sam Queen, D-Haywood

“These leaders and candidates understand sound environmental policies
are one of the critical components of growing our state economy,
bringing in new businesses, and supporting the quality of life North
Carolinians deserve,” said Dan Crawford, director of governmental
relations for NCLCV. “They know rushing to drill and catering to
polluters to roll back environmental protections will not serve North
Carolinians, or the future of our state.”

NCLCV makes its endorsement decisions based on the environmental
voting and leadership record of incumbent legislators, issue
questionnaires sent to candidates, and other background information.
The 2011 annual Scorecard and past Scorecards can be seen at The 2012 Scorecard will be released shortly.

NC League of Conservation Voters is a statewide conservation
organization dedicated to protecting the health of our communities
and natural resources. We advocate for sound environmental policies
and work to hold our decision-makers accountable for their
environmental decisions. NCLCV established its non-partisan CPAC to
support candidates who will protect the health and future of North
Carolinians by being good stewards of our air, water, and land


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