Mary Valentine Earns Our Endorsement in Michigan's 34th District Senate Race

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Mary Valentine, a candidate for the 34th District Senate seat, has her heart in the right place when it comes to Michigan's environment.

Her positions on key environmental issues in the state have earned her the 2010 endorsement of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters. 

The Muskegon Democrat was given the nod based on her responses to an extensive questionnaire from MLCV, a nonprofit with offices in Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids. The questionnaire covered topics including energy, environmental justice, children's health, toxic cleanup, pollution prevention and funding for natural resources protection.

“I’m honored to be endorsed by the Michigan League of Conservation Voters,” Valentine said. “We need to do everything possible to protect our Great Lakes, rivers and streams from corporate polluters and greedy companies that would sell our water for profit. Our water is part of our culture and our way of life in Michigan. It drives our economy and we need to protect it.”

Valentine's voting record is stellar as a legislator. She received a 100 percent in the latest Environmental Scorecard from the MLCV. The score was based on her performance as a state representative, serving Michigan's 91st District.

“I’ve called for measures to prevent the spread of Asian carp and keep harmful chemicals out of our air and water and away from our kids," Valentine said.

"I am fighting to ban Canadian and out-of-state trash from being trucked into Michigan and crack down on drilling for oil in the Great Lakes so we don’t have a BP-like disaster in our waters.”

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