The Sierra Club has announced its endorsement of Sen. Mark DeSaulnier for Congress in the 10th Congressional District. In addition to the Sierra Club endorsement, Mark DeSaulnier received the sole endorsement of the California League of Conservation Voters in June. He is the only candidate in the congressional race with the endorsement of the two most prominent environmental organizations in the state.
“The Sierra Club is proud to endorse Senator Mark DeSaulnier for Congress in CD 10,” Sierra Club Bay Chapter Political Director John Rizzo said. “As a Contra Costa County supervisor, assemblyman and senator, Mark has always been a champion for the environment and a strong advocate for smart growth. We know he will continue to lead the fight for environmental protection that supports healthy communities and protects our natural resources in Congress.”
“I am honored to receive the endorsement from the Sierra Club for my campaign for Congress,” said DeSaulnier. “When I am in Congress I will continue to fight for environmental policy that reduces global warming, protects air and water resources, and stimulates a clean energy economy.”
DeSaulnier, a Democrat, has addressed local and regional environmental issues on the California Air Resources Board, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and as a member of the University of California Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Program Advisory Committee.
DeSaulnier’s other endorsements include Congressman George Miller, Assemblyman Tom Torlakson, over a dozen local labor unions and over two dozen local elected officials. DeSaulnier is a candidate for former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher’s seat in the 10th Congressional District. Tauscher retired from Congress in June.