Monday, October 02, 2006

Sierra Club of GA Announces Candidate Endorsements

From the Sierra Club of Georgia website:

Sierra Club Endorsements:

The Sierra Club, the nation's oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization, has released its endorsements of candidates who have earned the Club's "green seal of approval." Election Day is fast approaching, so we urge everyone to get out and Vote!

Election Date: Tuesday, November 07, 2006- or -Advance Voting: Monday, October 30, 2006 - Friday, November 03, 2006

Party:R = RepublicanD = DemocratI = Independent
Seat:* = Incumbent

{U.S. Congress} House

*Jim Marshall (D) 3rd District
Hank Johnson (D) 4th District
*John Lewis (D) 5th District
*John Barrow (D) 12th District
*David Scott (D) 13th District

{Georgia} Lieutenant Governor

Jim Martin (D)

{Georgia} Georgia Public Service Commission

Dawn Randolph (D)

{Georgia} House

3 Jeannie Babb Taylor (D)
16 Rick Crawford (D)
20 *Charlice Byrd (R)
26 Lydia Sartain (D)
28 *Jeannette Jamieson (D)
29 *Alan Powell (D)
34 *Rich Golick (R)
41 *Sharon Cooper (R)
44 *Sheila Jones (D)
48 Jan Hackney (D)
56 *Kathy Ashe (D)
62 *Joe Heckstall (D)
65 *Sharon Beasley-Teague (D)
80 *Mike Jacobs (D)
81 *Jill Chambers (R)
82 Kevin Levitas(D)
84 Stacey Abrams (D)
86 *Karla Drenner (D)
87 *Michele Henson (D)
90 *Howard Mosby (D)
92 *Pam Stephenson (D)
95 *Robert Mumford (R)
96 *Pedro Marin (D)
115 Doug McKillip (D)
120 *Quincy Murphy (D)
125 Curtis Jenkins (D)
126 Lee Howell (D)
128 *Carl Von Epps (D)
135 *Lynmore James (D)
153 John Tibbetts (D)
165 *Al Williams (D)
169 *Chuck Sims (R)
177 *Mark Hatfield (R)

{Georgia} Senate

6 * Doug Stoner (D)
8 *Tim Golden (D)
10 *Emanuel Jones (D)
15 *Ed Harbison (D)
29 *Seth Harp (R)
36 Nan Orrock (D)
40 Martin McConaughy (D)
41 *Steve Henson (D)
42 *David Adelman (D)
46 Jane V. Kidd (D)
47 Mac Rawson (D)
50 Carol Jackson (D)
55 *Gloria Butler (D)

{Georgia} County Commission

Jeff Rader (D), DeKalb County Commission - District 2
*Helen Goreham (R), Cobb County Commission - District 1
*Charlie Laughinghouse (R), Forsyth County Commission - District 1
Jim Harrell (R), Forsyth County Commission - District 3

{Georgia} Soil and Water Conservation District Board Members

*Alan Toney, *Preston Mason, *John Spotts (Fulton County)
*Alice Champagne (Cobb County)
*Dell MacGregor, *William Denton, *Donald Murray (DeKalb County)


ET said...

Only a few Republicans. I'm surprised there are that many.

Button Gwinnett said...

Lets hope that its a good sign that more Republicans are placing a higher priority on environmental issues than they've typically been known to do. Having real proponents on both sides can only help the cause.

Steve said...

the trade off with Cagle winning vs Reed is that Cagle has a horrific environmental record.

Button Gwinnett said...


I look at how we treat the evironment in the same way as how we treat children or the elderly. In a way, we are stewards. How good of a job we do or don't do tells us a lot about us as a society and our politicians as individuals.

The Sierra Club, Georgia Conservancy, and the dozens of local or satellite groups that keep up with the differences between what our politicians say and actually do on environmental issues is a great service to us. And as their bipartisan endorsements suggest, they're not in it for the politics. I think their rating of Cagle's record indiciates where his priorities are.

Even though an endorsement from one of these groups won't win elections, I think it says a lot about the people in question. That's way I give a lot of respect to their opinions.

Anonymous said...

Just my two cents. If health issues are important to you then environmental issues should be important to you also, because they are linked.

The air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink affects our health and the environment affects each of those things. The state of the environment affects the physical and psychological health of everybody, not just a few people.