The Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club is pleased to endorse Joshua Cole, the Democratic candidate running for the Virginia House of Delegates representing Stafford County and Fredericksburg in the 28th District.
“We highly value your dedication to the protection of the natural resources of Virginia,” said Corrina Beal, the Chapter’s Legislative and Political Director. “We are confident that you will safeguard the quality of the land, water and air.”
The Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club is more than 20,000 members strong. They speak out for a cleaner environment, and continue to think globally and act locally. Their work makes a difference in ensuring that we leave our children a living Virginia legacy — clean air, clean water, and the natural beauty of our bay, beaches, mountains and valleys. Building healthy, livable communities and conserving and protecting our climate and environment Is a priority for the Sierra Club and for Cole.
“Protecting our environment should be a paramount concern for our next delegate,” Cole stated. “With 10 percent of Stanford’s residents relying on well water, and the Rappahannock River listed as the 5th most at-risk river in the Nation for fracking pollution, our next delegate must fight to protect the environment.”
Cole has also been recently endorsed by the Virginia AFL-CIO and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia. Additional endorsements include the Broader Representation Advocacy Team (BRAT-PAC) and People for the American Way’s Next Up Victory Fund. Find out more about Cole’s campaign at www.jgcole.org.
On Jan. 12, Joshua Cole declared his desire to represent House District 28 in Richmond and to challenge Speaker Bill Howell for his seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. Howell has since announced his retirement and will not be running for re-election. Appointed by Howell, Cole has served as the personal Page for (then) Governor Mark Warner and went on to serve as the Virginia Senate Chamber staff assistant during the 2016 General Assembly. Cole has seen the secret voice voting in committee and the battle of party politics. He will work for an open, transparent and accessible democracy. He promises that residents of Stafford and Fredericksburg will get their say in Richmond. Cole, an Associate Pastor at the Union Bell Baptist Church in Southern Stafford, serves as a behavioral aid for students in the Richmond public schools and spends time volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club of the Rappahannock Region. Children and education are high priorities, but so are transportation, health care and the state justice system. Cole is a fresh new voice for Stafford and Fredericksburg, representing a fresh new direction for District 28!