March 2, 2021

Clean Virginia Announces $2.5 Million Investment for General Assembly Candidates


Cassady Craighill, Clean Virginia Communications and Advocacy Director
[email protected], 828-817-3328

Clean Virginia Announces $2.5 Million Investment for General Assembly Candidates
Endorsed Candidates Refuse Utility Monopoly Contributions and Demonstrate Commitment to Clean Government and Clean Energy

Charlottesville — Clean Virginia announced its endorsement of a new slate of candidates running in Virginia’s 2021 House of Delegates elections and an initial $2.5 million investment in the general election cycle from Clean Virginia’s Political Action Committee, Clean Virginia Fund. Included in the first round of endorsements for the general electoral cycle are nearly 20 incumbents and several challengers, all of whom share a principled stance against taking campaign contributions from Virginia’s regulated utility monopolies and owning stock in those corporations.

“The stakes are sky high this election, and we are delighted that so many Virginia voters can cast their ballot on November 2nd for a House Delegate who will advocate for ethical and transparent government and for an affordable and fair clean energy transition,” said Clean Virginia Political Director Lizzie Hylton. “Virginians deserve elected officials in the General Assembly who will challenge the armies of corporate utility lobbyists writing their own laws and regulations.”

Clean Virginia endorses candidates based on a variety of criteria, including: 

  • Response to a candidate questionnaire on clean governance and clean energy policy.
  • Public statements.
  • Legislative record (for incumbents).
  • Stance on accepting contributions from and directly owning stock in Virginia’s regulated utility monopolies — like Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power Company — and their employed lobbyists.

An additional round of endorsements and funding will follow. Visit for details. 


Clean Virginia is a 501(c)4 independent advocacy organization with an associated Political Action Committee, Clean Virginia Fund. Clean Virginia works to fight corruption in Virginia politics in order to promote clean energy, a robust, competitive economy, and community control over our energy policy. We are motivated by the core belief that our democracy should serve average Virginians over special interests.