Endorsement: Kristen Dexter for Senate

May 4, 2012

Amber Meyer Smith, Program Director, 608.251.7020 ext. 16, 608.347.6026 (cell)
Mark Redsten, Board Member, 608.251.7020 ext. 12

MADISON — On behalf of its thousands of members across the state, Clean Wisconsin Action Fund proudly announced its endorsement of Kristen Dexter for Senate today.

“During her tenure in the state legislature, Kristen Dexter built an impressive record of protecting Wisconsin’s beautiful natural resources,” said Mark Redsten, board member of the Clean Wisconsin Action Fund. “We can count on Kristen to protect Wisconsin’s clean air and clean water.”

During her term in the State Assembly, Dexter fought to bring clean energy to the state as a member of the Renewable Energy Committee. She also took steps to help clean our beautiful lakes, rivers and streams by voting to clean up phosphorus pollution in fertilizer and dishwashing detergent. Phosphorus pollution is the primary culprit responsible for causing smelly, unsightly algae blooms.

“With many lakes that turn green in the summer months, residents in the 23rd Senate District know first-hand the importance of cleaning up our waters,” said Redsten. “Kristen Dexter is a proven leader who will fight to restore and protect clean lakes throughout Wisconsin.”

Dexter also helped protect the health of our families and the strength of Wisconsin’s celebrated fishing industry by voting to keep toxic mercury products off of store shelves. Mercury is a dangerous pollutant that is absorbed by fish and can cause severe neurological, cardiovascular, and respiratory problems when ingested.

“In the last two years, Wisconsin’s leaders have drastically rolled back environmental protections, leaving our health and our natural resources at risk,” said Redsten. “Kristen Dexter is the type of Senator we need to reverse this dangerous trend and restore Wisconsin’s status as an environmental leader.”