Virginia LCV PAC announces record-setting $3.1 million investment in 2017 races 

Final push includes new digital ads, door-to-door canvassing


For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, Oct. 24 2017

Lee Francis | Communications Manager
Virginia League of Conservation Voters PAC
(804) 225-1902 |

RICHMOND – Today, in the final leg of the 2017 elections, the Virginia League of Conservation Voters Political Action Committee announced their investment in electing Ralph Northam and other environmental champions has reached $3.1 million, which sets a new bar for the organization and demonstrates just how vital the governor’s race is for Virginia’s future.

“This election has huge consequences for the future of conservation, which is why we’re laying it all on the line to elect conservation champions Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax and Mark Herring. We simply can’t afford to give up the progress we’ve made expanding clean energy and safeguarding our water and land for future generations,” said Michael Town, executive director of Virginia LCV PAC. “Ed Gillespie has worked for big polluters and they’re spending millions to elect him and his allies. We refuse to let the Koch Brothers get away with pushing their anti-environment agenda on Virginia families.”

In the final two weeks, Virginia LCV PAC is increasing its investment in digital advertising, voter mobilization and direct contributions to Northam’s campaign. This includes support for Justin Fairfax for lieutenant governor and Mark Herring for attorney general. Virginia LCV PAC has also allocated $100,000 to House of Delegates races, a record investment down ticket.

Here are a few electoral program highlights:

  • $1.1 million of direct contributions to candidates including $905,000 to the Northam campaign.
  • $1.4 million field program, which has so far knocked on 140,000 doors in Richmond.
  • $500,000 digital program, including, a website dedicated to shining a light on Gillespie’s anti-environmental record, as well as voter persuasion and mobilization ads.

The increased investment is in direct response to Gillespie’s refusal to address “climate change” during the campaign, his enthusiastic support of offshore drilling, and deep ties to the Koch Brothers, factors that make him unfit to protect our environment and the health of Virginia families.

About us:

The nonpartisan Virginia League of Conservation Voters Political Action Committee strives for a conservation majority in state government by electing conservation leaders to state office. For more information, visit

Paid for by Virginia League of Conservation Voters PAC. Authorized by Ralph Northam for governor, Justin Fairfax for lieutenant governor, and Mark Herring for attorney general.