VT Candidates Take No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge

Now more than ever, Vermonters need elected officials who are willing to take bold action towards reducing our dependence on dirty energy and fossil fuels. Despite broad consensus that we must transition away from dirty fossil fuels, Vermont’s greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise. From reduced snowfall, to extreme weather events and increased energy costs, Vermonters are already feeling the effects of climate change.

Dirty fossil fuel money is corrupting our political system and blocking bold action on climate change. Fossil fuel companies spent more than $260 million in campaign contributions during the 2016 election cycle. Vermont is certainly not immune from the corrupting effects of fossil fuel money.

That is why in 2018, VPIRG is asking all candidates for elected office in Vermont to sign the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge.

The pledge states:

I pledge to not take contributions from the oil, gas, and coal industry and instead prioritize the health of our families, climate, and democracy over fossil fuel industry profits.

VPIRG is taking on this effort in coordination with the national No Fossil Fuel Money coalition.

Take a look at which Vermont candidates have signed below – the list is searchable and sortable by name, office sought and district.

Not sure what district you live in? Visit the secretary of state’s voter page to find out: https://mvp.sec.state.vt.us/

Don’t see a candidate listed here? That doesn’t necessarily mean they’ve refused to take the pledge – it’s possible they just haven’t signed yet. Contact them and ask them to visit vpirg.org/NoFossilFuelMoney to take the pledge.

NameOffice SoughtDistrictWebsite
Bernie SandersU.S. SenatorFederalberniesanders.com
Brenda SiegelGovernorStatewidebrendaforvermont.com
Christine HallquistGovernorStatewidewww.christineforvermont.com
James EhlersGovernorStatewidejamesehlersforvermont.com
David ZuckermanLieutenant GovernorStatewidewww.zuckermanforvt.com
Dan FreilichRepresentative To CongressFederalwww.drdanforcongress.com
Jim CondosSecretary Of StateStatewidejimcondos.com
Beth PearceState TreasurerStatewidebethpearce.com
Robin ScheuState RepresentativeAddison-1
Mari CordesState RepresentativeAddison-4maricordes.org
Rob DemicState RepresentativeAddison-4
Barbara WilsonState RepresentativeAddison-Rutlandwww.barbarawilsonvt.org
David K DurfeeState RepresentativeBennington-3durfeeforvermont.com
Kathleen JamesState RepresentativeBennington-4kathjamesforstaterep.com
Anthony JordickState RepresentativeChittenden-2jordickforstaterep.com
Jim McculloughState RepresentativeChittenden-2
Trevor SquirrellState RepresentativeChittenden-3
Michael YantachkaState RepresentativeChittenden-4-1
Jean O'SullivanState RepresentativeChittenden-6-2
Brian CinaState RepresentativeChittenden-6-4www.cinaforhouse.com
Mary M. SullivanState RepresentativeChittenden-6-5
Barbara RachelsonState RepresentativeChittenden-6-6barbararachelson.com
Diana GonzalezState RepresentativeChittenden-6-7dianagonzalez.org
Martin LalondeState RepresentativeChittenden-7-1martinlalondevt.com
Ann PughState RepresentativeChittenden-7-2https://repannpugh.com
Maida F. TownsendState RepresentativeChittenden-7-4maidatownsend.org
Tanya VyhovskyState RepresentativeChittenden-8-1tanyavforvt.com
Dylan GiambatistaState RepresentativeChittenden-8-2vtdylan.com
Lori HoughtonState RepresentativeChittenden-8-2lorihoughton.com
Clark SweeneyState RepresentativeChittenden-9-1
Kate LaroseState RepresentativeFranklin-3-1katelarose.com
Cindy WeedState RepresentativeFranklin-7
Marina MeerburgState RepresentativeLamoille-1http://marina4vt.com/
Avram PattState RepresentativeLamoille-Washingtonavrampatt.com
David YacovoneState RepresentativeLamoille-Washingtonyacovoneforhouse.com
Larry SatcowitzState RepresentativeOrange-Washington-Addison
Tim GuilesState RepresentativeRutland-6timguiles.com
Robin Chestnut-TangermanState RepresentativeRutland-Benningtonrobinforrep.com
Logan NicollState RepresentativeRutland-Windsor-2logan4vt.com
Gordon BockState RepresentativeWashington-1gordonbock.org
Jeremy HansenState RepresentativeWashington-1
Denise MacmartinState RepresentativeWashington-1macmartinforvermonthouse.com
Peter D. AnthonyState RepresentativeWashington-3
Tommy J. WalzState RepresentativeWashington-3
Kimberly JessupState RepresentativeWashington-5kimberlyjessupvt.net
Maxine GradState RepresentativeWashington-7maxinegrad.com
Theresa WoodState RepresentativeWashington-Chittenden
Emilie KornheiserState RepresentativeWindham-2-1www.emiliekornheiser.org
Valerie A. StuartState RepresentativeWindham-2-1
Mollie S. BurkeState RepresentativeWindham-2-2mollieburke.com
Mike MrowickiState RepresentativeWindham-4windham4.net
John GannonState RepresentativeWindham-6http://www.johngannonvt.com
John BartholomewState RepresentativeWindsor-1
Randall SzottState RepresentativeWindsor-4-1https://randallszott.com
Rebecca WhiteState RepresentativeWindsor-4-2beccawhitevt.com
Jim MaslandState RepresentativeWindsor-Orange-2
Tim BriglinState RepresentativeWindsor-Orange-2timbriglin.com
Christopher BrayState SenatorAddison
Brian CampionState SenatorBennington
Debbie IngramState SenatorChittendeningramforsenate.com
Steve MayState SenatorChittendenstevemay.us
Val CarzelloState SenatorChittenden
Tim AsheState SenatorChittendentimashe.com
Ron HortonState SenatorEssex-Orleansronhorton.info
Dustin TannerState SenatorFranklin
Mark A. MacdonaldState SenatorOrange
Scott GarrenState SenatorRutland
Ann CummingsState SenatorWashington
Ashley A. HillState SenatorWashington
Andrew PerchlikState SenatorWashington
Becca BalintState SenatorWindham
Wayne Vernon EsteyState SenatorWindham