Covington, Wash. – (October 12, 2018) – State Senator Joe Fain received Carbon WA’s highest and sole endorsement for his “bipartisan approach to climate change” while also receiving a perfect 100% rating from Environment Washington for his voting record in the Washington State Senate.   

 “I am pleased to let you know that Carbon Washington has decided to offer you their sole endorsement in your legislative race.”  They continued to tout his bipartisan approach saying “Our take is that Joe Fain’s presence is going to be essential to bipartisan action on climate change.  Help us return Joe to Olympia!”

Meanwhile, Environment Washington released its 2018 Legislative Scorecard tracking how state representatives and senators “voted on bills that could protect our air, water, and health.”  Fain was one of only three Senators called out by the organization in its release. “There is strong, bi-partisan support for environmental policies in Washington state, but we still have work to do,” said Bruce Speight, Environment Washington Director

“I’m honored to receive both the coveted Carbon WA endorsement as well as the 100% rating by Environment Washington,” Fain said.  “I truly believe that we need grassroots organizations like these to speed our transition to a clean-energy economy which is going to be essential for the world we’re leaving our children and grandchildren.”

About State Senator Joe Fain
Fain is currently running for re-election in the 47th Legislative District and has received unprecedented support from South King County mayors representing every city whose communities touch the this district.  The Mayors join a growing list of endorsers including a majority of local city council representatives from the region along with other local and state officials.

Senator Fain has a rich history of bipartisan legislative accomplishment, including his nationally-recognized work on family leave, support for people with disabilities and their families, traffic congestion relief, funding of public education, balanced budget reforms, and protecting people’s right to free speech.

Many nonpartisan organizations have recognized Fain for his work – including, Legislator of the Year by the Humane Society for his work fighting animal cruelty; and the Sunshine Award from the League of Women Voters, and the Ballard-Thompson Award from the Coalition for Open Government for his work to preserve transparency and protect public access to government records.  Senator Fain has also been locally commended for his work on education by the Kent PTA, by the Auburn Area and Kent Chambers of Commerce for his small business advocacy, and has been celebrated as public official of the year by the Kent and Covington-Maple Valley Reporter newspapers several years in a row.

In recent years, Fain has served as a King County deputy prosecutor, taught political science classes at Highline College, worked in economic development with the University of Washington’s center for innovation and commercialization, and practiced law as an attorney focusing on health law and strategy.

Senator Fain was first elected in 2010 and was re-elected in 2014 with 64% of the vote, the highest percentage earned in a contested partisan race in modern 47th District history.