The League of Conservation Voters, which aims to endorse candidates who have strong environmental policies, threw support behind two candidates Monday — Susannah Randolph for Florida’s 9th Congressional District and Stephanie Murphy for the 7th Congressional District.
“Stephanie Murphy and Susannah Randolph are the strong environmental allies Floridians need fighting for them in Washington,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “They will work tirelessly to create good-paying, clean energy jobs while protecting Florida’s precious natural landscapes and waterways for our children and grandchildren.”
Murphy said protecting the environment was a priority of hers because it had important ramifications on the generations still to come.
“By protecting Florida’s natural resources, we not only preserve our beautiful state for generations to come, but we also protect our economic way of life and the jobs that come with it,” said Murphy. “When I am elected, I will be a strong advocate for our environment, for cleaner air and water, and for smart investments in green energy that both reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and make energy more affordable for Florida families.”
Randolph said the endorsement brought her back to the beginning of her career, when she led efforts to stop drilling off the Florida coast.
“I am honored to have the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund,” said Randolph. “I began my career leading efforts to stop drilling off Florida’s coastlines, working alongside groups like LCV who have been a powerful voice for our environment. That work inspired my years of advocacy, protecting and preserving our natural resources and waterways and fighting to combat climate change. I want my daughter, and all our children, to grow up in a world that is safe and sustainable. In Congress, fighting to make that world a reality will be my top priority.”