Press Release: Rep. Hodges Earns Conservation Endorsement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 7, 2015
CONTACT: Ann Timberlake
803-799-0716 or 803-446-6400
REPRESENTATIVE KEN HODGES EARNS CONSERVATION ENDORSEMENT
(Columbia, SC) – Conservation Voters of South Carolina endorses Rep. Ken Hodges for election to the Senate from District 45.
“Representative Hodges approaches protecting South Carolina’s natural resources with a sense of stewardship,” said Executive Director, Ann Timberlake. “Ken Hodges fights for clean air and drinkable water because he knows that healthy communities and a growing economy go hand in hand.”
Hodges has supported South Carolina’s landmark Conservation Bank that works with local land trusts to voluntarily protect natural and historic places, such as found in the historic ACE Basin.
As a Subcommittee Chair for the House Agriculture, Natural Resources & Environmental Affairs, he has worked to find solutions to ensure that surface water withdrawals are fair to all users. And in 2007, he helped end Barnwell’s use as the nation’s nuclear waste dump.
Candidates earn Conservation Voters’ support through an endorsement process that values the proven record of an incumbent. “Ken Hodges believes that providing clean, abundant water is critical for growth, for recreation and for public health and he has a proven record of working to stand up for the wellbeing of the communities in his district.”
Since 2002, Conservation Voters has been making traditional conservation values a priority for elected leaders. The independent bipartisan organization holds elected leaders accountable and publishes a biennial Conservation Scorecard.