Environmentalist and climate activist Don Steinke is running for the District 2 seat on the Clark County Public Utilities District Board of Commissioners. Steinke is a retired teacher who has received recognition for his climate justice work in Clark County and Washington broadly. Now, he is running to make the Clark County PUD a leader in electric and green utilities.
Steinke’s platform is focused on bold climate action with the overarching goal of helping the county drastically reduce emissions. If elected, he wants to modernize the PUD to bring it in line with the renewable energy goals of the county and work with other local governments to enact environmental protections. As a respected climate activist in the area, Steinke has earned broad community support in this campaign.
Steinke is challenging incumbent commissioner Nancy Barnes, who first joined the PUD in 1992. She is running on a status quo platform that primarily emphasizes the PUD’s stable rates and reliability, though she does list some environmental goals on her campaign website. Outside of the PUD, Barnes is also a board member of the American Public Power Association.
Don Steinke has the strongest vision for a sustainable climate future and the role of the PUD in bringing it about. He deserves your vote for Clark County PUD commissioner in District 2.