On Friday July 29th, the Sierra Club endorsed Alexandria City Councilman Rob Krupicka for his bid to become the State Senator from the 30th District of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
“While there are three good candidates in this Democratic Primary, Rob has shown time and again that his environmental leadership is ahead of the curve,” said a Sierra Club press release.
“Rob’s proactive, solutions-oriented style of leadership will make him incredibly effective in Richmond. He’s not afraid to take a stand on the big issues, and we’re proud to stand by him,” continued the Sierra Club.
The Sierra Club was founded in 1892 by John Muir and is a major grassroots environmental activist organization which seeks to preserve wild life and combat global warming.
This latest endorsement comes not long after the blog “Not Larry Sabato” called the race for Krupicka and the Washington Post endorsed the Krupicka campaign.
“We’d give Mr. Krupicka a slight edge, based on his private-sector experience and expertise in education…he’s won high marks from colleagues and constituents who regard him as quick-minded, conscientious and not overtly partisan, all qualities that would make him a player in Richmond,” said a Washington Post editorial.
While one environmentalist organization has voiced its support for Krupicka, last week another voiced its support for Delegate Adam Ebbin (D-49).
On Thursday July 21st, the Virginia chapter of the League of Conservation Voters endorsed Ebbin over his opponents, including the Sierra Club approved Krupicka.
“As a member of the House of Delegates, Adam Ebbin has been a tireless champion on behalf of our environment,” said Lisa Guthrie, Executive Director of the Virginia LCV.
“For eight years, he has fought for greater use of clean energy and worked to protect the quality of our air and water,” continued Guthrie.
As the August 23rd Democratic Primary draws near, it remains to be seen if the support given by the various environmental organizations will lead to victory.