Representative Tom Campbell
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GOP Rep. Campbell wins environmental endorsement
“Republican state Rep. Tom Campbell of Roy has won the early endorsement of Washington Conservation Voters. Campbell shepherded bills dealing with environmental toxics bills in this years legislative session.
All told, two Republicans and six Democrats earned early endorsements, which are given to previously endorsed lawmakers who maintain their leadership on the environment.
Campbell, a maverick, was appointed by majority Democrats to chair the Select Committee on Environmental Health. WCV says he is positioned to have a big impact on environmental policy in that chairmans role.
The other GOP member endorsed was Rep. Skip Priest of Federal Way. He is now considered the most influential Republican voice in Olympia on environmental issues, a role that he plays well and one which Washington Conservation Voters is proud to endorse, the group said in its endorsement announcement.
The Democrats: Sen. Craig Pridemore of Vancouver, Sen. Phil Rockefeller of Kitsap County, Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson of Seattle, Rep. Hans Dunshee of Snohomish, Rep. John McCoy of Tulalip and Rep. Eric Pettigrew, D-Seattle.
Kurt Fritts, executive director of Conservation Voters, said this in a statement:
Over the past two years, our elected officials in Olympia have done right by the environment. Our state has been blessed with strong environmental leadership from key individuals, including these champions. Were happy to support their bids for re-election and look forward to working with them to continue the effort to leave a strong environmental legacy for our children,” quoting The Olympian.
Go to the Conservation Voters website here to see why each lawmaker earned the endorsement.