Campaigns for many local and state offices across Northern Virginia are now in full swing. Elections offer many opportunities for Auduboners to educate candidates about key conservation issues. Local government officials in Virginia make many land use and other decisions that impact the environment. State legislators in 2016 will deal with issues like clean energy, pollution, land conservation and enforcement of environmental laws.
Who's running for what? The candidates and ballot information are here: elections.virginia.gov/index.php/casting-a-ballot/candidate-list. To find out about offices for which an election will be held this year, visit elections.virginia.gov/index.php/media/calendars-schedules/special.html.