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Jul. 28, 2008 at 12:03am

Pierce County Executive Candidate Calvin Goings Receives Key Environmental Endorsement from WCV


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Councilmember Calvin Goings                        Trees

The Pierce County Executive candidates are attempting to differentiate themselves.

Looking at their web sites, it is difficult to know which one would be better environmentally.

Calvin Goings may have made some progress with the recent endorsement by the Washington Conservation Voters:

“We look forward to working with our next County Executive to continue to push forward environmental progress in Pierce County,” Pierce Conservation Voters Co-Chair Sara Lowe said. “For over a decade, Goings has shown a record of environmental leadership on many of our most-pressing community priorities.”

Pierce County voters are fortunate to have a selection of County Executive candidates who believe that preserving and promoting the environment should be a priority. Pierce Conservation Voters applauds Shawn Bunney’s leadership in regards to transportation solutions, and the interest that both Pat McCarthy and Mike Lonergan have expressed in protecting our natural heritage. But in the end, Goings stands out from the rest as the best environmental candidate for this position.

There are two main environmental groups which endorse candidates in Washington.  The Washington Conservation Voters and the Sierra Club.   Goings has secured one of the two.  We will see who the Sierra Club endorses.

See Goings Environmental Sustainability Plan

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