Poll after poll illustrates the publicís support for environmental and public health protections. We must change the direction of our state toward protection of our precious natural resources and ensure that the government, corporations and citizens each do their part to ensure a clean and safe environment for our families and our future.
Sierra Club is one of the few environmental organizations that endorse candidates for political office. In making endorsements, we value candidatesí views on issues affecting conservation and the environment. As a part of our process of deciding whether to make an endorsement in the upcoming election, the Chapter carefully considers incumbents' demonstrated commitment to protecting the environment. Other candidates are asked to share their views on critical issues listed in a questionnaire. Candidates' answers are not shared beyond the Chapter leadership. This process helps the Chapter make an informed decision on whether to endorse a candidate and communicate that information to our Iowa members.
The following candidates for the 2012 election have received Sierra Club endorsement.
U. S. President
U. S. House of Representatives
Bruce Braley, 1st District
David Loebsack, 2nd District
District Name City 18 Janet Petersen Des Moines 28 John Beard Decorah 30 Jeff Danielson Waterloo 34 Liz Mathis Cedar Rapids 48 Nate Willems Lisbon 50 Pam Jochum Dubuque
Iowa House of Representatives
District Name City 15 George Warren Yaple Council Bluffs 20 Greg Nepstad Panora 29 Dan Kelley Newton 32 Ruth Ann Gaines Des Moines 34 Bruce L. Hunter Des Moines 35 Ako Abdul-Samad Des Moines 36 Marti Anderson Des Moines 41 Jo Oldson Des Moines 43 Susan Judkins Clive 45 Beth Wessel-Kroeschell Ames 46 Lisa Heddens Ames 47 Donovan Olson Boone 53 Sharon Steckman Mason City 58 Tom Schueller Maquoketa 59 Bob Kressig Cedar Falls 61 Anesa Kajtazovic Waterloo 65 Tyler Olson Cedar Rapids 66 Art Staed Cedar Rapids 67 Mark Seidl Cedar Rapids 71 Mark Smith Marshalltown 74 Dave Jacoby Coralville 85 Vicki Lensing Iowa City 86 Mary Mascher Iowa City 90 Cindy Winckler Davenport 100 Charles Isenhart Dubuque