Over the next four months, many candidates for local and state offices will be meeting constituents, participating in candidate forums and seeking votes. Elections offer many opportunities for Auduboners to educate candidates about key conservation issues. Local government officials in Virginia make many land use decisions that impact the environment.
One source of information on key issues to raise with candidates for state offices is the Virginia Conservation Network atwww.vcnva.org.
The candidates and ballot information are here: http://elections.virginia.gov/index.php/casting-a-ballot/candidate-list/. To find out about offices for which an election will be held this year, visithttp://elections.virginia.gov/index.php/media/calendars-schedules/special.html.
How Did They Vote?
The Virginia League of Conservation Voters has rated all state legislators by their voting record in the 2015 General Assembly session. Visit http://valcv.org/2015-conservation-scorecard/ to find out how yours scored. Fifteen senators and 30 delegates had perfect, 100 percent scores including several from Northern Virginia.
Virginians will elect the entire House of Delegates and Senate on November 3, 2015.