Hillsborough Candidates Pushing for 100% Renewable Energy are Endorsed by Food & Water Action

August 10, 2020

Endorsements for Commissioner Pat Kemp and Sky White

Tampa, FL — Today, Food & Water Action announced the organization’s endorsement of County Commissioner Pat Kemp (seeking reelection in District 6) and Sky White (running in District 3), two candidates for the Hillsborough County Commission. FWA is currently working to get the Tampa City Council to approve a measure to go 100% renewable energy by 2030, and plan to get the Hillsborough County Commission to do the same. Both candidates are fierce climate advocates and have voiced their intentions to prioritize climate action once in office. 

Commissioner Pat Kemp has been the leading voice in fighting for renewable energy access during her past 4 years on the Commission. She has demonstrated her commitment to fighting for an end to fossil fuels by speaking out against TECO’s proposal to convert the Big Bend coal-fired power plant to fracked gas and calling on DeSantis’ Administration to instead put resources towards renewable energy. 

Sky White has run a grassroots campaign for the District 3 County Commissioner seat. She has repeatedly stated her commitment to a rapid transition to 100% renewable energy. As a longtime community organizer, White knows how to meaningfully engage with residents in the democratic process.

“Pat Kemp and Sky White know we don’t have time to waste when it comes to facilitating a transition to 100% renewable energy here in Hillsborough County,” says Michelle Allen, Florida State Director for Food & Water Action. “We are proud to endorse the candidates for Hillsborough County Commission we believe will make the biggest impact to avert climate disaster.”

ContactJorja Rose, jrose[at]fwwatch[dot]org, (202) 683-2483