Sierra Club California Endorses
 Jim Beall for State Senate

Leading Environmental Organization Cites Beall’s Long Record of 
Protecting the Environment and Public Health

San Jose, CA -- Sierra Club California – a leading regional environmental organization – today announced its sole endorsement of Jim Beall for State Senate District 15.

Citing his longtime record working to protect the environment as a local and state elected official, the Sierra Club agreed that Beall is the best choice protect our local environment, including supporting parks and open spaces, working for clean air and water, promoting public health and building toward clean, alternative energy sources.  Beall has a long history of championing public projects that create jobs and spur economic growth, and are also environmentally friendly – like building local light rail and laying the groundwork to bring BART to San Jose.

“We are pleased to support Jim Beall for the State Senate – he is a reliable champion for the environment,” said Kathryn Phillips, Director of Sierra Club California.  “We are confident that, as a State Senator, he will continue to work to protect California's environment, including by advancing green job creation.”

“I am honored to have the Sierra Club’s support for the State Senate,” said Beall. “In the State Senate, as I have always done, I will to look to find ways to protect our environment and public health, while growing our economy.  I look forward to working with the Sierra Club and local conservationists to continue to foster environmental stewardship.


Born and raised in San Jose, Assemblyman Beall served on the San Jose City Planning Commission before becoming the youngest person, at age 28, ever to be elected to the San Jose City Council. He served 14 years on the council and was elected to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors in 1994.  Beall was elected to the California Assembly in 2006 and re-elected by wide margins in 2008 and 2010. Over his 31 years in public service, he has represented nearly half of SD15.

Sierra Club California is the legislative and regulatory advocacy voice of the Sierra Club’s 13 California chapters, including the Loma Prieta Chapter which covers Santa Clara County, representing more than 150,000 members and activists statewide.

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