Vermont Conservation Voters Endorses TJ Donovan, Jim Condos, and Doug Hoffer

Montpelier, VT – Today, Vermont Conservation Voters (VCV) announced its endorsement of TJ Donovan for Attorney General, Jim Condos for Secretary of State, and Doug Hoffer for Auditor.

“Vermont Conservation Voters is pleased to endorse a slate of statewide candidates with strong environmental values, all of whom are committed to ensuring the state continues working toward healthy drinking water for all Vermonters, clean lakes and rivers, climate action, sustainable communities, and other environmental priorities,” said Lauren Hierl, Political Director for Vermont Conservation Voters.

TJ Donovan is committed to strong enforcement of environmental protection laws as Attorney General. Jim Condos had a strong environmental voting record as a legislator, and as Secretary of State, has worked in support of requiring foresters to be licensed, same-day voter registration, and other efforts to encourage a healthy democracy. Doug Hoffer’s work as Auditor has aimed to achieve better accountability and transparency in state government, including conducting a detailed audit in 2015 of the implementation of the State Agency Energy Plans, which aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in state buildings. The audit included recommendations on how the state could better track and reduce energy use to achieve state goals.

With this latest round of endorsements, VCV has now endorsed the following slate of statewide candidates:

  • Sue Minter for Governor
  • David Zuckerman for Lieutenant Governor
  • Jim Condos for Secretary of State
  • TJ Donovan for Attorney General
  • Doug Hoffer for Auditor

VCV is not endorsing a candidate in the Treasurer’s race this year. While VCV appreciates Treasurer Beth Pearce’s work on issues such as water quality funding and energy efficiency investments, the organization is hoping to see more leadership from the Treasurer’s office on divesting the state’s pension investment portfolio from fossil fuels.

VCV will release its 2016 Environmental Scorecard and endorsements for candidates for the Vermont House and Senate in the coming weeks.

Vermont Conservation Voters serves as the political arm for Vermont’s environmental community, working to elect pro-environment candidates, and once in office, to hold lawmakers accountable.