Press release from State Senator Tim Barnes, D-Adams; October 4, 2012:
CLARKSVILLE – State Sen. Tim Barnes has secured two major endorsements from groups dedicated to protecting our natural resources.
Barnes announced the endorsements of both the TN Conservation Voters and the Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club on Tuesday.
“In addition to his proven record of protecting families and veterans, Tim Barnes has been a consistent champion for the protection of the environment,” said Anne Ross, TN Conservation Voters PAC volunteer. “He is committed to preserving Tennessee’s greenways and scenic landscapes for generations to come.”
Penny Brooks, political chair for the Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, said Barnes has shown a strong commitment to conservation and environmental issues while serving in the state Senate.
“It is critical that we protect our natural resources in a way that enhances recreation and doesn’t harm business,” Barnes said. “I am thrilled to have these endorsements.”
Tennessee Conservation Voters is a coalition of member organizations dedicated to safeguarding the environment. Members include the Tennessee Clean Water Network, the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation and the Warioto Audubon Society.
The Sierra Club is the nation’s largest grassroots environmental organization and works to protect communities and wild places.