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Virginia Chapter - Sierra Club Endorses Delegate Patrick Hope for Re-Election Print

NR 2011-14

For Immediate Release

July 7, 2011

Sierra Club Cites Delegate Patrick Hope’s Strong Commitment to the Environment

Arlington - The Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club has endorsed Delegate Patrick A. Hope (D-Arlington) for re-election to the Virginia General Assembly. Delegate Hope was also recently endorsed by the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.  Both endorsements are for his 100 percent pro-environmental and conservation voting record in the Virginia General Assembly.

Delegate Hope stated, "I'm delighted to have received the 2011 Virginia Chapter Sierra Club's endorsement.  I'm fully committed to protecting Virginia's environment, ensuring clean air, clean water, and investing in a clean energy future.  Our economic future and our ability to compete depend on it."

J.R. Tolbert, the Virginia Sierra Club Assistant Director said "The Virginia Sierra Club is proud to endorse Patrick Hope in his re-election campaign.  In two short years in the House of Delegates, Patrick has proven his commitment to the environment by sponsoring legislation to encourage green building design and construction, and been a strong voice for transit and clean water.  We look forward to continuing to work with Delegate Hope as he champions progressive causes for the benefit of all Virginians in 2012 and beyond."

Delegate Hope concluded, "Virginia is well-positioned to take full advantage of the economic benefits associated with investing in renewable energies and a cleaner environment.  Unfortunately, our policies do not encourage the kind of investment necessary that will lead to the creation of thousands of more jobs and lowering utility bills for Virginians.  It's time for Virginia to get serious about being the 'Energy Capital of the East Coast', as referenced by Governor Bob McDonnell."

Patrick A. Hope is a Member of the Virginia General Assembly as the Delegate from the 47th District representing part of Arlington County.  He serves on the House Courts of Justice Committee and House Health, Welfare, and Institutions Committee.


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Delegate Patrick Hope

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