LCV Action Fund Endorses Andrea Salinas for Congress

In Press Release by OLCVstaff

For Immediate Release
January 27, 2022
Contact: Courtnee Connon, courtnee_connon@lcv.org, 727-744-4163

LCV Action Fund Endorses Andrea Salinas for Congress

Washington D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect pro-environment candidates, announced today the endorsement of State Representative Andrea Salinas for election to the U.S. House of Representatives from Oregon’s 6th Congressional District. If elected, Salinas would make history as the first Latina to represent Oregon in Congress.

“Representative Andrea Salinas has been a hardworking and tenacious legislator in Oregon and we could not be more excited to have another climate and environmental champion from Oregon in Congress,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “We know that Representative Salinas will prioritize the health and well-being of communities over polluter profits, fight for clean energy, jobs, justice and democracy reform for all communities and we are proud to endorse her campaign.”

“Oregon LCV is absolutely thrilled Andrea Salinas has earned LCV Action Fund’s endorsement,” said Oregon LCV Executive Director Doug Moore. “From when she served as an OLCV board member to her current work as an environmental and climate champion in the Oregon House, Andrea is always driven by her values, her work ethic, and her foundational belief that change is possible if we work for it. Her strong values paired with her experience fighting for everyday people, our communities, and our climate, make her exactly who we need representing all of us in Congress.

“I am so proud to have earned the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund today,” said State Representative Andrea Salinas. “The critical work they do is instrumental in our fight against the climate crisis, and I am honored to be recognized by them as the candidate in this race who is a true climate champion. I look forward to working with LCV to pass policies that prioritize the health of our planet and democracy.”

Andrea Salinas graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She was an intern to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and worked for U.S. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), U.S. Representative Pete Stark (D-CA), and U.S. Representative Darlene Hooley (D-OR). Next, she served as the legislative director for the Oregon Environmental Council, as an advocate for the Trust for Public Land and the Pew Charitable Trust. She owned her own legislative consulting practice and then worked as Oregon vice president for the political consulting firm Strategies 360. In September 2017, the commissioners of Multnomah and Clackamas counties unanimously chose Salinas to fill the vacant District 38 seat in the Oregon House of Representatives. After being re-elected in 2018, she rose in House leadership and served as House majority whip and chair of the Health Care Committee. Salinas served for nine years as a board member for Oregon LCV. As a state representative, Oregon LCV gave her a 94 percent lifetime score and she earned the organizations’ “Perseverance Award” in 2021. She has sponsored and cosponsored numerous bills on the environment, racial justice and equity, voting rights and campaign finance reform, and more. These include efforts to protect wildlife, protect children from toxic chemicals, establish environmental justice principles for the state, stop new fossil fuel development on state lands, incentivize solar power, protect drinking water, ban pesticides, promote electric vehicles, and to lower utility rates in environmental justice communities.

About LCV Action Fund

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, the connected federal political action committee (PAC) of the League of Conservation Voters, works to elect leaders who stand up for a clean, healthy environment and to defeat anti-environment candidates who oppose climate action. Since the 1990 election cycle, LCVAF has helped elect and re-elect 95 U.S. Senators and 462 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Over the last several years, our efforts have also helped elevate climate change and clean energy as critical issues in key elections.

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Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund and authorized by Andrea Salinas for Oregon.