A sketch of the state, Nevada.

This article covers Congressional candidates from Nevada for the midterm election this November. To access our Nevada primary review, click here. To learn more about Sustainable Politician Project and our ranking system, read our full intro here.

In the summaries that we provide for incumbents, we include a score based on their “LCV” score. The LCV is the League of Conservation Voters, and they track incumbent’s votes on major environmental policies that are going through Congress. If you want to know more about the LCV, click here.

U.S. Senate

Our primary pick: Jacky Rosen(Campaign Site)Rank: Strong

  • Democrat
  • U.S. Representative since 2016

Jacky has done a pretty good job on the sustainable side of votes during her time serving as a Representative. She’s worked to protect Gold Butte and Basin and Range to make sure the beauty in these national monuments remain preserved. She also supports renewable energy and helped lead a solar energy project in Henderson. Jacky sees this initiative and other clean energy initiatives like it as ways to create jobs, reduce pollution, and ensure clean air and water. She also vows to fight for Yucca Mountain and keep it safe from nuclear waste, which is being considered as a nuclear waste dump. As a bonus, she has an LCV score of 97% (source).

Dean Heller (R)(Campaign Site) – Incumbent – Rank: Bad

Dean claims to support both renewable and nonrenewable energy development, but his LCV score of 11% seems to show his preferences (source). http://scorecard.lcv.org/moc/dean-heller

Kamau Bakari (Independent American)Rank: Unknown

We were unable to find information regarding Kamau’s sustainable platform.

Tim Hagan (Libertarian)Rank: Unknown

Although Tim’s campaign website does discuss a few key issues, environmental and energy issues are not one of them.

Barry Michaels (Independent)Rank: Weak

A political courage test from 2016 shows us that Barry supports funding renewable energy developments and regulating greenhouse gas emissions. He also opposes the Keystone XL pipeline. However, Barry does not support increasing the restrictions on fracking industry, which is definitely something we’d like to see (source).

U.S. House of Representatives

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District 1

Dina Titus (D)(Campaign Site) – Incumbent – Rank: Strong

Dina has consistently supported legislation that encourages renewable energy and other means of promoting a healthy environment nationwide. She wants to safeguard current environmental protections and ensure these regulations (such as the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act) remain intact through the current administration (source). Plus, she has a great LCV score of 96% (source).

Joyce Bently (R)Rank: Bad

Joyce is pretty happy about the decision to open oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which we definitely don’t agree with.

Robert Van Strawder (Libertarian)Rank: Unknown

Although Robert’s campaign website discusses a few key issues, environmental and energy issues aren’t one of them.

Daniel Garfield (Independent American) – Rank: Unknown

We were unable to find information regarding Daniel’s sustainability platform.

District 2

Mark Amodei (R) – Incumbent – Rank: Bad

Some good and bad here. Good: He introduced the Pine Forest Range Recreation Enhancement Act, which protects 26,000 acres of forests in Humboldt. Bad: Mark doesn’t “believe it is appropriate for the federal government to advocate one position over another in discussions of climate change.” Maybe Mark hasn’t heard this before, but refusing to make a decision is still making a decision. This also means that he opposes funding renewable energy and regulating greenhouse gas emissions (source). He also has a very poor LCV score of only 3% (source).

Clint Koble (D)Rank: Unknown

Although Clint’s campaign website discusses a few key issues, environmental and energy issues are not one of them.

District 3

Susie Lee (D)Rank: Good

Susie worked as an environmental consultant, focusing on water and air quality management. She continuously works in conservation activism in Nevada to fight climate change and promote environmental justice. If elected, we’d like to see Susie make pushes for renewable energy.

Danny Tarkanian (R)Rank: Weak

Danny doesn’t discuss any environmental issues apart from water shortages in Nevada. His solution? Pipelines distributing water to Nevada and California and taking a higher percentage of water from the Hoover Dam.

Harry Vickers (Independent American) – Rank: Unknown

We were unable to find information regarding Harry’s sustainability platform.

Steven Brown (Libertarian)Rank: Unknown

Although Steven’s campaign website discusses several key issues, environmental and energy issues are not one of them.

Gilbert Eisner (Non-Partisan)Rank: Weak

Gilbert believes the solution to climate change lies in scientifically driven international agreements, but he does not say much else on the issue.

David Goossen (Non-Partisan)Rank: Bad

David supported the Keystone XL pipeline and increasing fracking regulations, opposes federal funding of renewable energy developments and regulating greenhouse gas emissions (source).

Tony Gumina (Non-Partisan)Rank: Bad

Tony claims to support renewable energy on his campaign website, specifically solar energy, but a political courage test in 2016 shows that he opposes funding renewable energy developments and increasing fracking regulations. Worst of all, he does not believe human activity contributes to climate change (source).

District 4

Steven Horsford (D)Rank: Good

Steven supports ensuring protections for your natural resources, land, air, and water. In fact, he worked to protect the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument and the Wovoka Wilderness. Even better is Steven’s support for renewable energy. As Nevada Senate Majority Leader, he helped pass the “Clean Energy Jobs Initiative” to help Nevada become a renewable energy producer and fought to increase your state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard.

Cresent Hardy (R)Rank: Unknown

Although Cresent’s campaign website discusses many key issues, environmental and energy issues were not one of them.

Warren Markowitz (Independent American)Rank: Unknown

We were unable to find information regarding Warren’s sustainable platform.

Gregg Luckner (Libertarian)Rank: Bad

Gregg doesn’t want to fund renewable energy developments or regulate greenhouse gas emissions (source).

Dean McGonigle (Independent) – Rank: Weak

Anti-GMO, which is an environmental issue because genetically modified foods protect crops from pesticides that kill off much-needed plants for a balanced ecosystem, but he doesn’t say too much else in the green area.

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