For Immediate Release: May 24, 2019
Contact: Jackie Filson, 202-683-2538, [email protected]
Richmond, VA– Today, Food & Water Action is proud to announce the endorsement of Lee Carter for re-election to the Virginia State House representing the state’s 50th District.
Lee Carter is a Marine Corps veteran who has always made helping others a personal mission. As a state delegate, Carter worked to ensure Medicaid access was expanded in Virginia and fought for workers by supporting a living minimum wage, fighting on behalf of labor unions, and strengthening worker protections.
Carter was also a leading proponent of Virginia’s ambitious energy plan to reach 100% clean, renewable energy by 2035, a plan that would create an entirely new renewables industry in the state. He’s been a vocally critical of the disproportionate amount that corporate campaign contributions help influence public policy, including the way Dominion Energy’s campaign cash has made Virginia overly dependent on fossil fuels.
“We are proud to endorse Lee Carter for re-election to the Virginia State House and will work hard to make sure his ambitious vision for a truly 100% renewable energy future becomes a reality,” said Jorge Aguilar, Food & Water Action’s Southern Region Director.
“Carter has already demonstrated true leadership on key issues in the House of Delegates. Our hope is that voters in Manassas and Prince William County will send Carter back to Richmond to continue fighting for workers and the environment.”