America’s Conservation PAC is dedicated to strengthening our nation’s long-standing, bipartisan tradition of conserving lands, wildlife, and cultural resources for future generations to enjoy. We support Congressional candidates — regardless of political party — who are committed to protecting and expanding access to our great outdoors, conserving our working lands and wildlife and preserving our historical and cultural resources.





WASHINGTON — America’s Conservation PAC (AC PAC), the national bipartisan group backing pro-conservation candidates for Congress, today endorsed eight more hopefuls, bringing the total of endorsed candidates for 2014 to 22 (11 Democrats, 11 Republicans).

The candidates endorsed in Washington today are:

  • Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley (IA), a candidate for the Senate.
  • Republican Reps. Chris Gibson (NY), David Joyce (OH), David Reichert (WA) and Erik Paulsen (MN), incumbent candidates for the House.
  • Democratic Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ) and Joe Garcia (FL), and State Senator Emily Cain (ME), candidates for the House.

Ken Salazar, former Secretary of the Interior and Co-chair of AC PAC‘s Founders Committee, said: “These individuals are working in the very best tradition of bipartisan support for the conservation of America’s lands, wildlife, and cultural resources. We need champions for conservation, recreation, and preservation — from both parties.”

Steve LaTourette, Co-chair of AC PAC’s Founders Committee and a former Republican Member of Congress, remarked: “These candidates understand the intrinsic and economic values of our lands, waters, and wildlife. America’s Conservation PAC is pleased to donate $5,000 to each of their campaigns.”

Will Shafroth, Executive Director of AC PAC, said: “These candidates have all been strong advocates of conservation, recreation and preservation on the national level as well as in their home states and districts.   They have also reached across the aisle to get things done on these issues.”

AC PAC has now contributed more than $150,000 to the campaigns of Republicans and Democrats in the 2014 election cycle.

Additional information about each of the candidates’ conservation achievements.

Rep. Braley, (D-IA) who has represented Iowa’s First District since 2007, is a member of Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, a supporter of the Conservation Easement Tax Incentive, a leader on the conservation title in the Farm Bill and on the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), and an advocate for the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge.

State Senator Cain (D), a candidate in Maine’s Second District, is a strong supporter of Land for Maine’s Future, a statewide land conservation initiative.

Rep. Garcia (D-FL-26), a Member of the House Natural Resources Committee and the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, is a supporter of funding for Everglades National Park and Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuge.

Rep. Gibson (R-NY-19) is a backer of LWCF funding (including the Mount Lebanon Forest Legacy project), the Conservation Easement Tax Incentive, and the Saugerties Lighthouse preservation project.

Rep. Joyce (R-OH-14) is a strong supporter of LWCF funding (including Lake Erie Bluffs and the Ashtabula Riverfront projects), a leading supporter of funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and a backer of both the Conservation Easement Tax Incentive and the Conservation Title in the Farm Bill.

Rep. Kirkpatrick (D-AZ-01) is a strong supporter of LWCF (including expansion of the Petrified Forest National Park) and a co-sponsor of bills to expand the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and the Saguaro National Park.

Rep. Paulsen (R-MN-3), a former Ranger at Yellowstone National Park, is a supporter of the Conservation Easement Tax Incentive, a “Friend of National Parks” of the National Parks Conservation Association, and a member of Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus

Rep. Reichert (R-WA-8) is the lead sponsor of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness bill, a strong supporter of the Mountains to Sound National Heritage Act, and an advocate of local LWCF projects (including Covington Community Park and the Upper Yakima Basin).

The 14 candidates endorsed earlier this year by AC PAC are:


Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)

Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK)

Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS)

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) 

Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC)

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)

Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR)

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO)


Rep. Mike Fitzgerald (R-PA)

Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY)

Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA)

Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)

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