Original press release from Virginia LCV
Virginia LCV backs McCabe in State Senate bid
Pediatrician highlights link between healthy environment, healthy children
RICHMOND – The Virginia League of Conservation Voters today announced its formal endorsement of Dr. Jill McCabe in her race to represent the 13th Senate District, comprised of portions of Loudon and Prince William counties in northern Virginia.
McCabe, a pediatrician by trade, is seeking to unseat incumbent Sen. Dick Black, who carries one of the worst conservation records in the General Assembly with a lifetime score of 36 percent.
“When Dick Black rails against commonsense, environmental safeguards time after time in the face of scientific consensus it’s clear that he doesn’t’ care about the health of his constituents,” said Michael Town, executive director of Virginia LCV. “The 13th District needs a Senator who won’t stand in the way of Virginia’s clean energy future and who will put conservation first in the General Assembly. They will have that in Jill McCabe. As a pediatrician, she knows that dirty air and water impact the health of our children and that we need to do everything we can to safeguard natural resources for their future.”
“As a doctor and a mom, I know how important it is to have clean air and clean water in our communities,” said McCabe. “I'm proud to receive the Virginia League of Conservation Voters’ endorsement, and I look forward to working with them to preserve our air, water, and open spaces. Virginia is a beautiful place, and I will always fight to ensure that we protect our natural resources for our children and for generations to come.”
McCabe’s endorsement from Virginia LCV comes as the environmental group announces its candidates in three other competitive State Senate races: Dan Gecker for Senate District 10; Gary McCollum for Senate District 7; and Jeremy McPike for Senate District 29.