For Immediate Release: May 18, 2022
 Alex Frank, | 703-276-3264


Candidates Focused on Reducing Energy Costs Win Respective North Carolina Primary Elections

RALEIGH, NC – MAY 18, 2022 – As energy bills and gas prices skyrocket inthe Tarheel state, 13 out of 14 Climate Cabinet PAC-endorsed candidates campaigning on reducing the price of energy advanced Tuesday evening, winning their respective primary races. Looking ahead to the November general election, the 13 North Carolina candidates are laser-focused on reducing Carolinians’ reliance on imported fossil fuels while continuing the transition to more sustainable and equitable forms of energy and transportation such as wind, solar and electric vehicles.  

The Climate Cabinet PAC’s slate of North Carolina state legislature endorsements of the 2022 primary election included:

  • State Senators: Sydney Batch (SD-17), Sarah Crawford (current SD-18, running for HD-66), Sean Ewing (SD-25), Julie Mayfield (SD-49), Graig Meyer (SD-23) and Mike Woodard (SD-22); 
  • State Representatives: Vernetta Alston (HD-29), Deb Butler (HD-18), Rosa Gill (HD-33), Julie von Haefen (HD-36), Kimberly Hardy (HD-43)*, and Pricey Harrison (HD-61);
  • Challengers: Ray Jeffers (HD-02) and Amy DeLoach (HD-20).

Caroline Spears, founder and executive director of the Climate Cabinet PAC, said, “Climate Cabinet PAC-endorsed candidate advanced in their respective races on Tuesday with clean energy and clean transportation at the top of their agendas. It’s clear that North Carolinians are fed up with the status quo of high energy bills and a state legislature beholden to fossil fuel interests. From Asheville to Wilmington, Carolinians deserve better than $5 dollar gasoline and expensive electricity driven by the failure of legislators who have hindered the transition to clean and cost-effective renewables.”

Climate Cabinet PAC is poised to continue their support for these exceptional candidates in the general election. Endorsed candidates will be supported with educational and messaging resources and fundraising support from the network of Climate Cabinet supporters.  

These endorsed candidates are members of The Climate Slate, a list of the top climate champions across the U.S. running for state and local offices, focused on reducing the burden of high energy costs and who will lead on the clean energy transition, clean up air pollution, create clean energy jobs, and advance environmental justice.

To see the full list of Climate Cabinet PAC endorsed candidates in North Carolina and across the U.S., visit the Climate Slate website.

To speak with a representative of Climate Cabinet PAC or any of the endorsed 2022 candidates, contact Alex Frank at (703) 276-3264 or


About Climate Cabinet PAC: Climate Cabinet PAC believes every elected office in America should be held by an official fighting for a just and equitable clean energy transition that creates jobs and makes life better for all Americans.