We are proud to announce our endorsement of Craig Pridemore for Washington's third district seat in the House of Representatives. As a two-term Senator for the state of Washington, he has made oceans a major priority. Senator Pridemore has led on and passed measures to:
Senator Pridemore is running to replace Congressman Brian Baird, a great ocean champion who has announced his retirement. With Congressman Baird, Washington's third seat has been a consistent source of political power for ocean health, so it is critical to elect someone with strong passion for the ocean to continue this tradition. Given all that he accomplished at the state level in two terms, and his clear commitment to ocean health, we believe Mr. Pridemore is just the right candidate for the job.
In addition to his work on oceans, Senator Pridemore is clear on his climate stance. In a newsletter to his constituents, he stated, "Climate change is real, it is a serious threat to our planet, and it is the result of human activity." Here too, he backed up his passion with results by sponsoring and passing legislation that sets quantifiable greenhouse gas reductions and establishes proper accountability for meeting them. His bill also enhanced economic opportunities by directing state agencies to find incentives for local development of clean technologies, and to attract green businesses while preparing the local work force for these jobs.
With this kind of energy, passion and effectiveness, we're convinced that Craig Pridemore can be a strong champion in Congress, and we'll be fighting hard to help get him there.
For the oceans,
The Ocean Champions Team
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