Cindy Axne is a leader for our environment who has a proven track record of creating good-paying clean energy jobs in Iowa, where she was raised.
Axne worked for former Iowa Governor Chet Culver’s Agenda for Energy Efficiency and Clean Environment, from 2005 to 2014, and helped to make Iowa the second state in the nation in wind energy production. Previously, she ran a small digital design business with her husband.
As a representative, Axne will focus on bringing more clean energy jobs to Iowa and improving soil and water quality across the state.
Axne joins the U.S. House after defeating Representative David Young, who earned a 3% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.
In her own words:
“Our farmers here in Iowa are already starting to see the devastating and very real effects of climate change with increased drought and floods. In Congress I will be a staunch advocate for our environment, and will fight for policies that protect our food supplies and the livelihoods of hard-working Iowans all across the state.”
LCVAF Press Release.