For Immediate Release:
May 29, 2014
Contact: Jason Stanford, (571) 336-2147, DelegateLopez@gmail.com
Delegate Lopez Earns 100% Rating from the Sierra Club
Receives 2015 Legislative Award for his leadership on environmental issues
ARLINGTON - Delegate Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington) has earned a 100% rating from the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra for his voting record during the 2015 General Assembly Session. In addition to earning the A+ rating, he received the 2015 Legislative Award for his work creating the Virginia Environment and Renewable Energy Caucus in the General Assembly and his leadership on environmental issues. During the past legislative session, Delegate Lopez worked to pass legislation expanding solar power in Virginia and to increase funding for stormwater mitigation programs in the State Budget.
Representing over 15,000 members, the Sierra Club works to protect and maintain thousands of acres of land across the nation and represents a strong voice for the environmental community in Virginia.
“Having worked on environmental issues at the local, state and federal level for the past two decades, I’m honored to receive this award and recognition from an organization that has done so much to protect and preserve Virginia’s environment for future generations,” said Delegate Lopez, Chair of the Virginia Environment and Renewable Energy Caucus. “I look forward to continuing our work in the coming years to grow Virginia’s renewable energy industry and reduce carbon pollution across the Commonwealth.”
“The Sierra Club is proud to recognize Delegate Lopez' perfect voting record on our Scorecard.” added Corrina Beall, Legislative Coordinator at the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club. “He has been a tireless advocate for environmental issues in the General Assembly. His leadership on these issues is an invaluable asset to Virginia’s environmental community. We look forward to working with him for many years to come.”
Delegate Lopez is currently serving his second term representing Virginia’s 49th District in the House of Delegates, which includes parts of South Arlington and Eastern Fairfax County. He is a member of the House Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources Committee; Science & Technology Committee; and Militia, Police, and Public Safety Committee as well as the Virginia Small Business Commission and the Virginia Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation.