Conservatives for Clean Energy Virginia Names New State Director

March 8, 2023

Richmond, VA– Conservatives for Clean Energy Virginia announced today that current Advisory Board member Thomas Turner has been selected to serve as State Director.  Former State Director Ron Butler has been added to the organization’s Advisory Board.

Thomas has been serving as Interim Director since late 2022.  He is a longtime conservative activist and has been engaged in Virginia politics for more than a decade.  He has served in numerous roles in the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV), including formerly serving as Chairman of Young Republican Federation of Virginia. Thomas is the current Southern Regional Vice Chairman of the Young Republican National Federation and a member of the Republican Party of Virginia State Central Committee. He has also worked on numerous campaigns and grassroots efforts all across Virginia. Thomas is a graduate of Liberty University and the UVA Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership. He was also appointed by Governor Glenn Youngkin to serve on Virginia’s LGBTQ+ Advisory Board.

“I am very excited to serve in this role to broaden public awareness of the benefits of clean energy technologies and innovation,” said Thomas Turner. “Governor Youngkin was right when he said ‘If the state is going to grow, we need energy that is affordable, reliable, and clean.’ Virginia can be a leader in wind, solar, nuclear, hydrogen, biomass, and more. Clean energy technologies will support our energy independence, which is not just a matter of economic freedom but is also a matter of national security.”

Mark Fleming, President and CEO of Conservatives for Clean Energy said, “We are fortunate to have Thomas Turner leading our operations in Virginia. He is a trusted conservative leader in the state with a passion for promoting the jobs, economic growth, and consumer choice that comes with clean energy development.”

Conservatives for Clean Energy Virginia helps lead the conversation in the Commonwealth about the economic benefits of clean and renewable energy sources to Virginia’s economy. We educate policy makers and industry leaders on the benefits of clean energy development, and serve as a voice for the many conservatives who want to increase the choices and availability of clean energy sources in Virginia. Overwhelmingly, voters support policies in the Commonwealth to promote a true “all of the above” energy strategy.