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House Speaker Michael E. Busch
On November 4th, Eighty-six percent of candidates we endorsed won their races in the statewide general elections.
We have seen great progress in Maryland on the environment, and, as a non-partisan organization, we are reaching out to Governor-Elect Hogan to begin a conversation about how to protect our economy and the environment.
With such overwhelming support for ballot measure Question 1 (81.6%) on a transportation lockbox, it's obvious that Maryland voters want smart, environmentally conscious policies that promote accountability of public funds.
All over the state, candidates talked about creating Maryland jobs through investing in renewable energy and reducing polluted runoff, while pledging to protect our children from the dangers of pesticides, fracking and industrial pollution. We congratulate all the winners and thank all those who chose to participate in the democratic process.
Maryland voters elected long-time environmental champions, like Brian Frosh and Peter Franchot, among many others on Tuesday. Because of this, Marylanders will have a stronger voice in Annapolis when it comes to protecting our lands and cleaning up our air and water -- including the Chesapeake Bay -- not just now but for future generations.
We're excited about all the new and returning legislators coming to Annapolis and the opportunities we will have to work together to protect our environment and Maryland families. Our critical work to speak out for our air, land and water - and hold elected officials accountable for their actions - will be more important than ever in the months and years ahead.
We have released our final round of endorsed candidates for the 2014 state general elections! Along with the 108 previously endorsed candidates, this final round includes 6 House of Delegates candidates who are committed to action on environmental issues and ready to lead Maryland in making the environment a priority.
We also support ballot question #1 on the important issue of a transportation lockbox.
It is our goal is to persuade voters to support the best environmental candidates. We know this is even more important in open seats where candidates may not have established records. Voters may not have the time or resources to interview each candidate and review positions on environmental issues, but they can rely us to do that the voters.
Please follow us on twitter @MDLCV and the hashtag #MDVotesGreen2014 for information regarding our endorsed candidates.
Final Round of Maryland LCV 2014 Endorsements - October 16, 2014
3A Carol Krimm, Delegate Frederick County
3A Karen Lewis Young, Delegate Frederick County
3B Stephen Slater, Delegate Frederick County
34A Marla Posey-Moss, Delegate Harford County
34B Cassandra Beverley, Delegate Harford County
42B Robert Leonard, Delegate Baltimore County
“As in the primary elections, the Maryland League of Conservation Voters’ goal is to persuade voters to support the best environmental candidates. We know this is even more important in open seats where candidates may not have established records,” said Chuck Porcari, Political Committee Chair of Maryland LCV’s Board. “Voters may not have the time or resources to interview each candidate and review positions on environmental issues, but they can rely on the Maryland League of Conservation Voters to do that for them."
More endorsements will be released in the coming weeks and months, with more rounds before the November 4th General election. Please follow us on twitter @MDLCV and the hashtag #MDVotesGreen2014 for more up to date environmental endorsements.
The Maryland League of Conservation Voters is conducting independent expenditures during the 2014 Election Cycle. You may view copies of our report listed as "League of Conservation Voters, Maryland here.