Public Resource
Memo: State Elections Saw A Green Wave In 2022
Pete Maysmith, League of Conservation Voters
In state elections up and down the ballot in the 2022 midterm elections, we saw a Green Wave of environmental champions. In 2018, new Governors came into office ready to pass major clean energy and environmental legislation, and nearly all of them won reelection in 2022. In Maryland and Massachusetts, new candidates who championed 100% clean energy with major plans for their first year in office won. In Minnesota and Michigan, voters elected new pro-environmental legislative majorities who we expect to hit the ground running with major climate and clean water bills. This resource describes election results for governor, state legislature, other state offices, and ballot initiatives and referenda.