(Chicago, IL) — December 9, 2009. Sierra Club today announced its endorsement of Robin Kelly for State Treasurer over Justin Oberman in the February 2, 2010 Democratic primary election.
The endorsement is the environmental organization’s first ever for Illinois Treasurer.
“Robin Kelly is committed to using the power of the Treasurer’s office to create clean energy jobs and give us all a healthier environment,” said Jack Darin, Director of the Sierra Club, Illinois Chapter.
Kelly currently serves as Chief of Staff to State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias. Under Giannoulias, Kelly initiated new environmental programs in the office, including a $1,000 rebate program for purchases of hybrid cars.
Before joining the Treasurer’s office, Kelly served in the Illinois House of Representatives, where she won awards from the Illinois Environmental Council.
Sierra Club will notify its 30,000 members in Illinois about its endorsement and engage its statewide volunteer network in Kelly’s campaign.
”I’m very pleased with the Sierra Club’s endorsement. Their mission … echoes the work I’ve done in the Treasurer’s Office to advance clean energy and a healthy environment,” said Kelly.
State Senator Dan Rutherford (R-Chenoa) is running unopposed in the Republican primary.
There’s a political party with environmental views far more in line with those of Sierra Club members. Please give the Illinois Green Party a look: http://www.ilgp.org. Many fine Green candidates — both statewide and local — now are assured of places on both the primary and general election ballots during 2010. I’m Scott Summers, the Green candidate for Illinois state treasurer, at http://www.SummersForTreasurer.org. Thanks!Posted by Scott Summers | December 20, 2009, 4:58 PM