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Our electoral efforts are strategically aimed at building a bipartisan conservation majority in the General Assembly. With our trusted brand with voters and our in-depth political expertise, CVSC deploys sophisticated campaigns to deliver thousands of votes at the ballot box and win elections for the environment.

Below you can view our endorsements for the 2022 election cycle. You can also learn more about our rigorous endorsement process, view our 2022 endorsement timeline, or review our past endorsements.

2020 Mailer for Sen. Davis
2016 Political Field Team
2020 Mailer for Rep. Tedder

Current Endorsements & Results

Endorsements are the foundation of CVSC’s political work, and endorsement decisions help frame the conservation debate.  They reward pro-conservation candidates and put candidates who are hostile or indifferent to environmental issues on notice. When evaluating a potential endorsement, CVSC considers a candidate’s record, experience, leadership, viability and interest in conservation.

2022 Special Elections

District Endorsed Candidate Endorsement Letter Primary Result General Result
District 97 Robby Robbins (R) Letter Win Win

2022 Elections

District Endorsed Candidate Endorsement Letter Primary Result General Result
District 5 Neal Collins (R) Letter Recount
District 10 West Cox (R) Letter Lost
District 18 Alan Morgan (R) Letter Win
District 20 Adam Morgan (R) Letter Win
District 21 Bobby Cox (R) Letter N/A – no opposition
District 22 Jason Elliott (R) Letter Win
District 23 Chandra Dillard (D) Letter N/A – no opposition
District 27
(open seat)
David Vaughan (R) Letter Win
District 33 Travis Moore (R) Letter Win
District 40 Tammy Johns (R) Letter Runoff
District 43 Randy Ligon (R) Letter Win
District 44
(open seat)
Mike Neese (R) Letter Win
District 46
(open seat)
Heath Sessions (R) Letter Win
District 48
(open seat)
Brandon Guffey (R) Letter Runoff
District 49 John King (D) Letter N/A – only general
District 52 Ben Connell (R) Letter Win
District 54 Pat Henegan (D) Letter N/A – only general
District 62 Robert Williams (D) Letter Win
District 67 Murrell Smith (R) Letter N/A – no opposition
District 69 Chris Wooten (R) Letter N/A – no opposition
District 71 Nathan Ballentine (R) Letter Win
District 72 Seth Rose (D) Letter N/A – no opposition
District 78 Beth Bernstein (D) Letter N/A – no opposition
District 82 Bill Clyburn (D) Letter Win
District 87 Paula Rawl Calhoon (R) Letter N/A – no opposition
District 89 Micah Caskey (R) Letter Win
District 90 Justin Bamberg (D) Letter Win
District 91 Lonnie Hosey (D) Letter Win
District 95 Gilda Cobb-Hunter (D) Letter N/A – only general
District 97 Robby Robbins (R) Letter Win
District 98 Chris Murphy (R) Letter Win
District 102 Joe Jefferson (D) Letter Win
District 106
(open seat)
Val Guest (R) Letter Runoff
District 112 Joe Bustos (R) Letter Win
District 113 Marvin Pendarvis (D) Letter N/A – no opposition
District 115 Spencer Wetmore (D) Letter N/A – only general
District 118 Bill Herbkersman (R) Letter N/A – no opposition
District 120 Weston Newton (R) Letter N/A – no opposition
District 124 Shannon Erickson (R) Letter N/A – only general

Election Updates

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