I am honored to receive the endorsement of Sierra Club, the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.
“Carol Sente understands the importance of moving to clean energy and has always made protecting our environment a priority,” said Jack Darin, Director of the Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club. “Carol knows that we can create jobs and reduce pollution by moving beyond coal to renewable power, and she’s worked hard in Springfield to bring those benefits to Illinois.”
Specifically, I voted against rate hikes to subsidize coal plants in Illinois and I am an advocate for the development of renewable energy, such as solar and wind. I have worked to promote water conservation, support protections for children from toxic chemicals, and support steps to prepare Illinois for electric vehicles.
I have long been a champion of environmental causes. I am a member of the Green Caucus, a bipartisan group of legislators interested in environmental issues, Vice-Chair of the Environmental Health Committee, and a member of the Public Utilities Committee. Before becoming a State Representative, I owned an architectural firm that specialized in green building and designed the first LEED Gold certified police station in the United States, village hall in Illinois, and fire station in the Chicago suburbs.
“Carol is a long-time Sierra Club member, and carries her passion for environmental causes into her role as State Representative,” said Darin. "We are proud to recommend her to voters in Lake County who want to protect open space and grow clean energy businesses in Illinois.”