TLCV-PAC Endorses Celia Israel in HD50 Special Election

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Israel the clear choice for environmental leadership in a district facing challenges with transportation, water, and energy

Austin, Texas– Today the Texas League of Conservation Voters Political Action Committee (TLCV-PAC), the states leading environmental organization for electing pro-conservation candidates, announced their endorsement of Celia Israel in the House District 50 Special Election.

“Celia brings a wealth of experience, a great deal of energy, and many good public policy ideas to the table for moving the ball forward on sound environmental policy for the residents of House District 50,” said David Weinberg, Executive Director of TLCV-PAC.  “We wholeheartedly endorse her and will be working to elect her in the runoff.”

“I've always respected the work of the TLCV,” said candidate Israel. “I welcome their support and look forward to keeping this seat for all of us who recognize the commitment we must have to the long term environmental health of the state we all love.”

Celia's experience in finding solutions to environmental, public health and public safety challenges ranges from her work with the City of Austin Environmental Board, Alliance for Public Transportation, The Robert Mueller Advisory Commission, and Worker's Defense Project.  She understands there are critical decisions facing House District 50 on matters of urban rail, bus rapid transit, water conservation and solid waste disposal, and has demonstrated a command of these issues and advanced pragmatic solutions to these challenges.

TLCV-PAC asked candidates in the HD 50 race complete a comprehensive survey on issues including public transportation, clean energy, water conservation, public participation, and worker safety.  The Republican Candidate in HD 50, Mike VanDeWalle, was the only candidate in the race not to complete a survey.

“Whoever is elected in House District 50 will have big shoes to fill as Mark Strama was a champion at the legislature for clean energy and other conservation issues.  We feel Celia is up to the challenge of delivering exceptional environmental leadership in Travis County and the Capitol,” added Weinberg.

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With money and other resources, TLCV-PAC helps elect candidates to the Texas Legislature who will fight for clean air, clean water, and access to public lands, water, fish and wildlife.  For more information and to support TLCV-PAC visit:  www.tlcv.org

TLCV-PAC is not affiliated with any candidate or candidate's campaign.  Contributions to TLCV-PAC are not tax deductible and are reported to the Texas Ethics Commission.

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