Clean Virginia Invests $650,000 in 2023 Candidates for the Virginia General Assembly
By Cassady Craighill | July 15, 2022

Nearly 60 candidates publicly refuse contributions from Virginia utility monopolies

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Cassady Craighill, Clean Virginia Deputy Director 

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July 15, 2022

Clean Virginia Invests $650,000 in 2023 Candidates for the Virginia General Assembly 

Nearly 60 candidates publicly refuse contributions from Virginia utility monopolies

Charlottesville, VA — Clean Virginia announced a $650,000 investment to support Senate and House of Delegates candidates, including nearly 20 new candidates, who have demonstrated a commitment to an equitable clean energy transition and fighting corruption in Virginia. The financial support comes from Clean Virginia’s Political Action Committee, Clean Virginia Fund.

“The new candidates who have come forward for a chance to represent their districts in the Virginia General Assembly are a deeply impressive group, with a wide range of backgrounds, and united in a commitment to tilt the balance of power in Virginia back towards the people,” said Brennan Gilmore, Clean Virginia Executive Director. “We are pleased to support our clean energy and good governance champions in the Virginia House and Senate as well as offer early support to those new candidates who have taken a principled stance against accepting money from the monopoly utilities they will be tasked with regulating, if elected to the General Assembly.”

With nearly 30 seats lacking an incumbent due to redistricting, the 2023 election presents a once-in-a-decade opportunity to elect a new generation of clean energy and good governance leaders. While Clean Virginia has provided early funding, formal endorsements of candidates will take place in 2023. In several cases, multiple candidates within the same district are receiving funding. These individuals demonstrate Clean Virginia’s commitment to supporting a robust primary process that provides an opportunity for diverse voices and viewpoints to be heard.

To learn more about Clean Virginia’s Political Action Committee and political funding, visit www.cleanvirginia.org/who-we-support/

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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 energy, a robust, competitive economy, and community control over our energy policy. We are motivated by the core belief that our democracy should serve everyday Virginians over special interests.


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Cassady Craighill (she/her)

A North Carolina to Virginia transplant via D.C., Cassady has spent over a decade engaging audiences about energy, climate change, and civic engagement. After earning an M.A. from Georgetown University and publishing research about public perceptions of complex technologies, Cassady worked for Greenpeace USA where she developed strategies for communicating about climate impacts, the influence of the oil and gas industry on our democracy, and the energy footprint from the internet. An expert in rapid response communications, Cassady’s quotes have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Associated Press. She lives in Charlottesville with her husband and daughter.