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NCLCV Endorses 2022 NCGA Candidates

NCLCV Conservation PAC endorses slate of legislative candidates for November election

RALEIGH, N.C.— With just over three months until the midterms, the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV) Conservation PAC (CPAC) weighed in today with its endorsements for state legislative candidates across the state.

CANDIDATEDISTRICTCOUNTIES
Valerie JordanSenate 3Bertie, Camden, Currituck, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, Martin, Tyrell, Warren
Kandie Smith^Senate 5Edgecombe, Pitt
Marcia Morgan+Senate 7New Hanover
Mark SpeedSenate 11Franklin, Nash, Vance
Lisa GrafsteinSenate 13Wake
Dan Blue*Senate 14Wake
Jay Chaudhuri*Senate 15Wake
Gale Adcock^Senate 16Wake
Sydney Batch*Senate 17Wake
Mary Wills BodeSenate 18Granville, Wake
Natalie Murdock*Senate 20Chatham, Durham
Mike Woodard*Senate 22Durham
Graig Meyer^#Senate 23Caswell, Orange, Person
Sean EwingSenate 25Alamance, Randolph
Michael Garrett*Senate 27Guilford
Gladys Robinson*Senate 28Guilford
Mujtaba Mohammed*Senate 38Mecklenburg
DeAndrea Salvador*Senate 39Mecklenburg
Joyce Waddell*Senate 40Mecklenburg
Natasha Marcus*Senate 41Mecklenburg
Rachel Hunt^Senate 42Mecklenburg
Julie Mayfield*#Senate 49Buncombe
Ray JeffersHouse 2Durham, Person
Gloristine BrownHouse 8Pitt
Brian Farkas*House 9Pitt
Allison Dahle*House 11Wake
Deb Butler*House 18New Hanover
Amy DeLoachHouse 20New Hanover
Ya LiuHouse 21Wake
Linda Cooper-Suggs*House 24Nash, Wilson
James Gailliard*House 25Nash
Vernetta Alston*House 29Durham
Marcia Morey*House 30Durham
Zack Hawkins*House 31Durham
Terry Garrison*House 32Granville, Vance
Rosa Gill*#House 33Wake
Tim LongestHouse 34Wake
Terence Everitt*House 35Wake
Julie von Haefen*House 36Wake
Joe John*#House 40Wake
Maria CervaniaHouse 41Wake
Charles SmithHouse 44Cumberland
Frances JacksonHouse 45Cumberland
Garland Pierce*House 48Hoke, Scotland
Cynthia Ball*House 49Wake
Renee PriceHouse 50Caswell, Orange
Robert Reives*House 54Chatham
Allen Buansi*House 56Orange
Ashton Clemmons*House 57Guilford
Amos Quick*House 58Guilford
Cecil Brockman*House 60Guilford
Pricey Harrison*#House 61Guilford
Ricky Hurtado*House 63Alamance
Sarah Crawford^#House 66Wake
Kanika BrownHouse 71Forsyth
Amber Baker*House 72Forsyth
Diamond Staton-WilliamsHouse 73Cabarrus
Carla Catalan DayHouse 74Forsyth
Mary Belk*House 88Mecklenburg
Terry Brown*House 92Mecklenburg
Christy Clark+House 98Mecklenburg
Nasif Majeed*House 99Mecklenburg
John Autry*#House 100Mecklenburg
Carolyn Logan*House 101Mecklenburg
Becky Carney*House 102Mecklenburg
Laura BuddHouse 103Mecklenburg
Brandon Lofton*House 104Mecklenburg
Wesley Harris*House 105Mecklenburg
Kelly Alexander*#House 107Mecklenburg
Eric AgerHouse 114Buncombe
Lindsey PratherHouse 115Buncombe
Caleb Rudow*House 116Buncombe
* incumbent
# endorsed before primary
+ newcomer endorsed in previous cycle(s)
^ incumbent running for the other chamber

In 2016, NCLCV was instrumental in electing Roy Cooper governor, and in 2018 and 2020, helped multiply the environmental champions who have successfully sustained his vetoes of Jones Street’s pro-polluter policies for the last four years.

This year, NCLCV won a landmark victory in its lawsuit NCLCV v Hall, in which the state Supreme Court ruled partisan gerrymandering unconstitutional for the first time.

“With new, fairer maps, North Carolinians have their best chance in a decade to elect a General Assembly that fights for their right to clean air, clean water, clean energy, and the equal freedom to vote,” said NCLCV Executive Director Carrie Clark.

CPAC endorsed nine candidates ahead of May’s primaries. Eight of the nine won their bids, and they are in the table above, retaining CPAC’s support for the general.

CPAC makes endorsement decisions based on the environmental voting and leadership records of incumbent legislators and other officials, issue questionnaires sent to candidates, and other background information. The latest edition of NCLCV’s annual legislative scorecard will be released later this year.

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The North Carolina League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV) is a pragmatic, results-oriented, nonpartisan advocacy organization whose mission is to protect the health and quality of life for all North Carolinians, with an intentional focus on systematically excluded communities of color. We elect environmental champions, advocate for environmental policies that protect our communities, and hold elected leaders accountable for their decisions. We have worked for over 50 years to create the political environment that will protect our natural environment.

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