We will continue to add endorsed candidates throughout the year, but due to the condensed time frame of the primary season we were not able to evaluate all races. Please check back periodically.
Endorsed Candidates for the Illinois Senate
Mattie Hunter recognizes that water is an important natural resource and needs to be protected for future generations. She has supported efforts to protect our communities from the dangers of high-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
She has been a long-term supporter of protecting public health by removing harmful toxics from our environment.
Senate President John Cullerton has long been a champion for the environment. During his time in the Senate, Springfield has been the site of several transformational clean energy victories. In less than a decade, we have gone from a state without energy policy (beyond throwing money at dirty coal and nuclear energy) to having some of the most aggressive renewable energy and energy efficiency requirements in the country. These major advances would not have been possible without clean energy champions like President Cullerton.
Daniel Biss has been a consistent voice for the environment while serving both in the house and senate. He has supported the range of environmental issues, and has become a critical voice for air, water and open spaces.
Biss has been a leader on clean energy initiatives and has sponsored legislation that requires the Department of Natural Resources to develop a plan for siting off-shore wind projects on Lake Michigan. The plan must consider impacts to wildlife, transportation and environmental factors.
Don Harmon is a consistent voice and leader for the environment in Springfield. He has been a clean energy advocate and has supported and sponsored several pieces of legislation that create clean energy jobs in our communities and save homeowners money through lower utility bills.
He supported efforts to place a moratorium on high-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in Illinois, due to the dangers the practice places on our air, water and land.
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