CLCV Announces 2012 Endorsements


*Press Release*
November 17, 2011

Contact: Jenesse Miller, CLCV – 510.844.0235

California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) Announces 2012 Endorsements

OAKLAND, Calif. (Nov. 17, 2011) – The California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) – the non-partisan political arm of the environmental movement in California – today announced dozens of endorsements for state Assembly and Senate in the 2012 primary elections.

“After careful consideration of all of the candidates participating in our endorsement process, we have endorsed the best and brightest environmental champions for state Assembly and state Senate,” said Warner Chabot, Chief Executive Officer of CLCV. “CLCV will work to elect these leaders, who are committed to protecting California’s land, air and water, safeguarding our health by reducing our families’ exposure to toxic chemicals, and championing California’s transition to clean, alternative sources of energy.”

“The combination of redistricting and open primaries will produce an unprecedented number of competitive races for the legislature in 2012,” said Chair of the CLCV Board of Directors, Rick Zbur. “This represents a unique opportunity for CLCV and our allies to elect a conservation majority to the legislature. We believe this slate of endorsed candidates will play a critical role in defending our state’s bedrock health and environmental protections, moving us away from dirty energy to clean and renewable sources, and protecting California’s natural heritage for future generations.”

CLCV announced its endorsements just one week after releasing the 2011 Environmental Scorecard, which scores state legislators and the governor on their performance on priority environmental bills in the most recent legislative session. The Scorecard serves as an important accountability tool for legislators and factors heavily in CLCV’s endorsement decisions.

CLCV 2012 Endorsements

First-time candidates (includes current or former legislators in new contests):

  • Marty Block (SD 39)
  • Cheryl Brown (AD 47)
  • Cathleen Galgiani (SD 05)
  • Chris Holden (AD 41)
  • Hannah-Beth Jackson (SD 19)
  • Bill Monning (SD 17)
  • Al Muratsuchi (AD 66)
  • Anthony Rendon (AD 63)
  • Mark Stone (AD 29)

Assembly Re-election:

  • Luis Alejo (AD 30)
  • Michael Allen (AD 10)
  • Tom Ammiano (AD 17)
  • Toni Atkins (AD 78)
  • Bob Blumenfield (AD 45)
  • Steve Bradford (AD 62)
  • Betsy Butler (AD 50)
  • Joan Buchanan (AD 16)
  • Nora Campos (AD 27)
  • Wesley Chesbro (AD 02)
  • Roger Dickinson (AD 07)
  • Paul Fong (AD 28)
  • Mike Gatto (AD 43)
  • Rich Gordon (AD 24)
  • Roger Hernandez (AD 48)
  • Ben Hueso (AD 80)
  • Bonnie Lowenthal (AD 70)
  • John A. Pérez (AD 53)
  • Nancy Skinner (AD 15)
  • Bob Wieckowski (AD 25)
  • Das Williams (AD 37)
  • Mariko Yamada (AD 04)

Senate Re-election:

  • Mark DeSaulnier (SD 07)
  • Loni Hancock (SD 09)
  • Mark Leno (SD 11)
  • Carol Liu (SD 25)
  • Fran Pavley (SD 27)

About the California League of Conservation Voters

The political muscle of the environmental movement in America’s leading environmental state, the California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) is the nation’s oldest grassroots environmental political action organization. CLCV uses sophisticated campaign tools to help elect pro-environment officials – and to hold them accountable for passing legislation to protect health, communities and the environment. CLCV publishes the annual California Environmental Scorecard, which rates the actions of every state legislator and the governor on the state’s environmental priorities each legislative year. For more information and to learn the results of the 2011 Scorecard visit


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