UPDATE: Environment America endorses nine ‘green champions’ in gubernatorial races

Environment America and its state groups are endorsing nine candidates running to be a state governor.


For Immediate Release: Wednesday, November 2, 2022    

Contact: Mark Morgenstein, Media Relations Director, [email protected], 678-427-1671

Environment America endorses nine ‘green champions’ in gubernatorial races

DENVER –  Environment America announced Wednesday that it, and its state groups, are endorsing nine candidates running to be a state governor. The environmental groups endorsed this slate because these candidates are — or will be — some of the biggest champions on environmental issues from clean air and clean water to open spaces in state capitals across the country.

“We see all the time that when it comes to environmental and climate policy, there’s truth to the old saying that ‘states are the laboratories of democracy’,” said Environment America President Wendy Wendlandt. “We have faith that if elected or re-elected, these green champions will build a cleaner, healthier and better future for their states — that other states can emulate.”  

Environment America and its state groups chose these candidates in response to this two-part question: 

  1. Are the candidates true champions of the environment; and 
  2. Can we count on them to not only vote the right way, but lobby other members of Congress, lead the debate, and forge the agreements that produce results?

Gubernatorial endorsements:


  • State Secretary of State Katie Hobbs


  • Gov. Gavin Newsom (incumbent)


  • Gov. Jared Polis (incumbent)


  • Gov. Ned Lamont (incumbent)


  • Gov. Janet Mills (incumbent)


  • Gov. Tim Walz (incumbent)

New Mexico

  • Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (incumbent)


  • State Attorney General Josh Shapiro


  • Fmr. U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke
This is an independent expenditure ad prepared and paid for by Environment America Action Fund, 1543 Wazee St., Suite 410, Denver, CO, 80202www.environmentamericaactionfund.org–  Wendy Wendlandt, Treasurer, and NOT PAID FOR OR AUTHORIZED BY ANY CANDIDATE, candidate’s committee or a committee controlled by a candidate. This message was made independent of any candidate or political party. It is not coordinated with or approved by any candidate nor is any candidate responsible for it.


Environment America is a national network of 30 state environmental groups. Our staff work together for clean air, clean water, clean energy, wildlife and open spaces, and a livable climate. Our members across the United States put grassroots support behind our research and advocacy. 

Environment America is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social change.

Environment America Action Fund works to protect our environment by supporting candidates for public office who champion clean air, clean water, wilderness preservation, and strong action to prevent global warming. The Environment America Action Fund is a part of the Environment America family of organizations.

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