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Sierra Club Announces Support for NKY Democratic Legislative Candidates

The Sierra Club's Cumberland Chapter announced its endorsement of Democrats in Northern Kentucky's legislative races.

The chapter announced its support of Jesse Parks in House District 60 over incumbent Republican Sal Santoro, Josh Blair in House District 63 over incumbent Republican Diane St. Onge, Larry Varney in House District 64 over incumbent Republican Kimberly Poore Moser, Buddy Wheatley in House District 65 over Republican Jordan Huizenga in an open seat race, incumbent Democrat Dennis Keene in House District 67 over Republican challenger Bob Schrage, Jason Kilmer in House District 68 over incumbent Republican Joe Fischer, and Col Owens in House District 69 over incumbent Republican Adam Koenig.

The Sierra Club noted the incumbent Republicans' support for Net-Metering or "anti-solar" legislation. "The bill would have destroyed rooftop solar in Kentucky and the jobs that come with it," the organization said.

“These are all great candidates and longtime friends of the environment,” said Jeff Hampton, chair of the Sierra Club’s Northern Kentucky group. “We fully expect the utility companies and their lobbyists to bring the Anti-Solar bill back in the next legislative session. We need everyone who cares about the environment, our parks, and the outdoors to get behind these candidates.”

Founded by conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is the nation's largest environmental activist organization with three million members and supporters.

-Staff report