April 15, 2024

BREAKING: Clean Virginia Endorses Abigail Spanberger for Governor


Kendl Kobbervig, Clean Virginia Advocacy and Communications Director, [email protected], 608-575-8798

April 15, 2024

BREAKING: Clean Virginia Endorses Abigail Spanberger for Governor
Rep. Spanberger’s record demonstrates her dedication to ethics reform and clean energy 

Charlottesville, VA – Clean Virginia announced today its endorsement of U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger to serve as the next governor of Virginia — pledging an initial contribution of $250,000 from Clean Virginia Fund, the Political Action Committee associated with Clean Virginia.

“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of Clean Virginia, which joins thousands of Virginians from across our Commonwealth in supporting our campaign. As our next governor, I look forward to working with all Virginians to make our Commonwealth a true leader in cleaner and more affordable energy — as well as an economic powerhouse when it comes to securing the jobs of the future. Virginia has a tremendous opportunity to lead the way,” said Rep. Spanberger.

“Clean Virginia is proud to endorse Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger. Throughout her distinguished career in public service, Representative Spanberger has always worked to deliver results and put Virginians first. She has also been a critical voice for bringing together industry leaders, environmental organizations and business groups to find common ground, combat climate change and build a more resilient economy. Future Governor Spanberger will focus on policies that have a tangible impact on the lives of all Virginians — ensuring every family benefits from environmental sustainability, lower energy costs and a government that responds to the people,” said Clean Virginia Executive Director Brennan Gilmore.

Congresswoman Spanberger has represented Virginia’s Seventh District in Congress for three terms, which included two terms as Chair of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee.

Rep. Spanberger has championed bipartisan efforts to promote good governance, eliminate conflicts of interest, strengthen support for sustainable agriculture and conservation practices and support new clean energy jobs. She has also been a tireless defender of critical clean energy and conservation funding made possible through the landmark Inflation Reduction Act. Further, Rep. Spanberger’s long-held stance of not accepting corporate PAC donations demonstrates that she is a leader on an issue that recent polling indicates 92 percent of Virginians identify as important: limiting the influence of money in politics.

Clean Virginia endorses statewide candidates based on a variety of criteria, including responses to a candidate questionnaire, public statements and legislative records (for incumbents). All Clean Virginia-endorsed candidates share a principled and public commitment against accepting contributions from and owning stock in Virginia’s regulated electric utility monopolies, Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power Company.

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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 and affordable energy. We are motivated by the core belief that our democracy should serve everyday Virginians over special interests.