PennEnvironment announces local endorsements for State Legislature, U.S. Senate and Congress, PA Governor

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Top champs for protecting Pennsylvania’s air, water, and climate identified for voters

PENNSYLVANIA — With early voting commencing and only 25 days until Election Day 2022, the statewide citizen-based environmental advocacy group PennEnvironment released its list of endorsed candidates for state and federal office. The group’s list spotlights candidates with exemplary environmental records and policy positions who are running for the Pennsylvania State House and Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, and Governor of Pennsylvania.

“As public awareness of environmental issues grows, tackling climate change, promoting renewable sources of energy, and reining in the scourge of plastics are increasingly front of mind for Pennsylvania voters,” noted Ashleigh Deemer, Deputy Director of PennEnvironment.  “And with some state legislative races decided by just a handful of votes each election cycle, an informed and engaged electorate around environmental issues could make a huge difference when Pennsylvanians cast their ballots.”

PennEnvironment is endorsing the following candidates for state House and Senate, and U.S. Congress:

Allegheny County

  • Emily Kinkead for State Representative (District 20)
  • Sara Innamorato for State Representative (District 21)
  • La’Tasha D. Mayes for State Representative (District 24)
  • Arvind Venkat for State Representative (District 30)
  • Mandy Steele for State Representative (District 33)
  • Jessica Benham for State Representative (District 36)
  • Lindsey Williams for State Senator (District 38)
  • Summer Lee for U.S. House of Representatives (District 12)

Bucks County

  • Perry Warren for State Representative (District 31) 
  • Brian Munroe for State Representative (District 144)
  • Steve Santarsiero for State Senator (District 10)
  • Maria Collett for State Senator (District 12)
  • Brian Fitzpatrick for U.S. House of Representatives (District 1)

Chester County

  • Dan Williams for State Representative (District 74)
  • Danielle Friel Otten for State Representative (District 155)
  • Chris Pielli for State Representative (District 156)
  • Melissa Shusterman for State Representative (District 157)
  • Christina Sappey for State Representative (District 158)
  • Chrissy Houlahan for U.S. House of Representatives (District 6)

Delaware County

  • Leanne Krueger for State Representative (District 161)
  • Mike Zabel for State Representative (District 163)
  • Jen O’Mara for State Representative (District 165)
  • Greg Vitali for State Representative (District 166)
  • Tim Kearney for State Senator (District 26)
  • Mary Gay Scanlon for U.S. House of Representatives (District 5)

Lackawanna County

  • Matt Cartwright for U.S. House of Representatives (District 8)

Lehigh County

  • Mark Pinsley for State Senator (District 16)
  • Susan Wild for U.S. House of Representatives (District 7)

Monroe County

  • Tarah Probst for State Representative (District 189)
  • Jennifer Shukaitis for State Senator (District 40)

Montgomery County

  • Liz Hanbidge for State Representative (District 61)
  • Matt Bradford for State Representative (District 70)
  • Joe Ciresi for State Representative (District 146)
  • Mary Jo Daley for State Representative (District 148)
  • Tim Briggs for State Representative (District 149)
  • Joe Webster for State Representative (District 150)
  • Todd Stephens for State Representative (District 151)
  • Nancy Guenst for State Representative (District 152)
  • Ben Sanchez for State Representative (District 153)
  • Napoleon Nelson for State Representative (District 154)
  • Katie Muth for State Senator (District 44)
  • Madeleine Dean for U.S. House of Representatives (District 4)

Northampton County

  • Steve Samuelson for State Representative (District 135)
  • Bob Freeman for State Representative (District 136)
  • Anna Thomas for State Representative (District 137)

Philadelphia County

  • Malcolm Kenyatta for State Representative (District 181)
  • Ben Waxman for State Representative (District 182)
  • Elizabeth Fiedler for State Representative (District 184)
  • Jordan Harris for State Representative (District 186)
  • Rick Krajewski for State Representative (District 188)
  • Joanna McClinton for State Representative (District 191)
  • Tarik Khan for State Representative (District 194)
  • Donna Bullock for State Representative (District 195)
  • Darisha Parker for State Representative (District 198)
  • Chris Rabb for State Representative (District 200)
  • Art Haywood for State Senator (District 4)
  • Brendan Boyle for U.S. House of Representatives (District 2)
  • Dwight Evans for U.S. House of Representatives (District 3)

Statewide Endorsements

  • Josh Shapiro for Governor
  • John Fetterman for U.S. Senate

“We have the tools to fully electrify Pennsylvania’s homes, businesses, and transportation infrastructure, generate 100% of our power from 100% renewable sources, and ensure a sustainable future for the commonwealth.” says David Masur, Executive Director of PennEnvironment. “Now we must ensure that Pennsylvanians elect officials at the state and federal level that have the political will to make that vision a reality.”

PennEnvironment is informing members and the general public about candidates’ positions and views, urging voters to support these green champions on the November 8th ballot.

Federal endorsements paid for by Environment America Action Fund and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. Contact us at: www.environmentamericaactionfund.org State Endorsements paid for by PennEnvironment and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. Contact us at www.pennenvironment.org

 

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