ORLANDO – The nation’s leading environmental advocacy organizations today endorsed Stephanie Murphy for Congress as she seeks re-election. The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and Sierra Club announced their endorsement today citing Murphy’s pro-environment voting record and her strong leadership in Congress on environmental issues. These endorsements follow the release of the 2020 first quarter fundraising numbers this week, which show Murphy has a commanding fundraising lead over her opponents as the Florida qualifying period begins next week.
“I’m incredibly honored to be endorsed by LCV and the Sierra Club and to continue working with them to protect our planet and all who inhabit it. If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we are one planet and one people; the decisions or inaction of any one country can affect us all,” said Murphy. “Florida is on the frontlines of the climate change battle as it poses an existential threat to our way of life. I’ll keep fighting in Congress for greener policies that ensure we pass on a cleaner, healthier, and more prosperous world to our children”
“Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy has been a strong advocate for the environment, public health and fighting climate change, which is threatening the life and livelihood of millions of Floridians, and we enthusiastically endorse her for re-election,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “Her work to address toxic algal blooms, fight offshore drilling and protect our clean water is vitally important, and Central Florida families know they can depend on Congresswoman Murphy to prioritize them over polluter profits.”
“It is our great pleasure to once again endorse Congressional Representative Murphy in her re-election campaign,” said David Harbeitner, Sierra Club Florida Political Committee Chair. “Since taking office in 2017, she has consistently been a strong voice for the environment in Congress. Whether addressing pressing issues such as Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) or keeping the EPA focused on protecting both the environment for all of us, Congresswoman Murphy can be counted on to act in our long term interests. We look forward to supporting her campaign to ensure FL-7 continues to be served by a true servant leader.”
Murphy has now secured endorsements from the nation’s leading women’s rights, environmental, and gun safety advocacy organizations, as well as Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, Orange County Sheriff John Mina, and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. Here is a complete list of Murphy’s 2020 endorsements so far.
First elected in 2016, U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy represents Florida’s Seventh Congressional District, which includes portions of Orange County and all of Seminole County, in the U.S. House of Representatives. Previously, Stephanie was a businesswoman, college instructor, and national security specialist in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where she received numerous awards for her distinguished service, including the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service. She is the first Vietnamese-American woman ever elected to Congress and the first woman to represent this congressional district. She lives in Winter Park with her husband, Sean, and her two young children.