by Chet Hardin
Rep. Pete Lee, who represents Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs in the state House, has picked up an endorsement that none of his other El Paso colleagues can boast.
Lee is facing a challenge in November from Republican first-time candidate Jennifer George.
From a press release:
Colorado Conservation Voters is proud to announce the endorsement of 31 environmental champions for reelection to the Colorado House and Senate. These elected officials represent a cross section of Colorado from the Front Range to the Western slope. They understand that protecting our environment is vitally important for our state’s economy, Coloradans’ public health, and our natural heritage.
“There are many who want to turn back the clock on Colorado’s progress on conservation issues,” said Faith Winter, Political Director, Colorado Conservation Voters. “To keep Colorado moving forward we need to re-elect these candidates who embrace Coloradans’ conservation values of environmental protection, clean energy, and providing a more sustainable future for our children. We applaud our conservation champions and look forward to their continued service as our elected representatives.”
Many of these legislators have been leaders or participated in key conservation and energy issues of the Colorado State legislature, including raising the renewable standard to 30%, passing the Clean Air Clean Jobs Act, winning better protection for our drinking water, and promoting the recycling of electronic waste while creating thousands of new jobs. These hard fought victories were only possible because we worked in close partnership with these elected officials to build support for these measures.