VENTURA, CA (March 27, 2012) – The California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV)—the non-partisan political arm of the environmental movement in California—today announced its endorsement of Julia Brownley for Congress in California’s 26th district, which encompasses most of Ventura County. CLCV cited Brownley’s strong environmental record and her courage to stand up to special interests as reasons for the endorsement. Based on her track record, Brownley received an impressive 99% lifetime score on CLCV’s Environmental Scorecard for her votes on priority environmental legislation while serving in the Assembly.
“CLCV is proud to endorse Julia Brownley to become California’s Congressional Representative for the new 26th district,” said CLCV Political Director, David Allgood. “Julia Brownley has a long track record of leadership on protecting the environment and the public’s health and will be a powerful advocate for the residents of Ventura County in Congress.”
“I’m honored to have the endorsement of the California League of Conservation Voters,” said Brownley. “As a member of Congress, I will continue to stand up to the special interests that threaten the quality of our air, water and coastline, and fight for a stronger national energy policy focused on conservation, alternative energy development, and green jobs.”
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 about CLCV, visit http://www.ecovote.org.
Brownley was elected to the Assembly in 2006, after being elected three times to serve as a Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board member. After graduating with a B.A. from George Washington University’s Mount Vernon College, and earning an M.B.A. from American University, Brownley worked in marketing in private industry. Brownley has two grown children, Hannah and Fred.
It’s important we elect strong advocates for Ventura County up and down the ticket this November. Join me this Saturday for a campaign kick-off supporting my good friend, Henry Stern, who is running for state senate.
Thank you to Bryce and Elaine Bannatyne for opening your home, my good friends Congresswomen Frankel, Dingell and Bustos and everyone who was able to join in discussing the issues important to Ventura County’s agriculture community this evening.