Mike Levin burst on to the national political scene early in 2017 at Representative Darrell Issa’s town hall by handing Issa a book called “Global Warming For Dummies” and challenging Issa to read it.
He then showed up, week after week, in front of Issa’s office to demand action -- until Issa decided to retire in the face of hostile political winds.
Mike's no dummy on global warming. He has over a decade of experience in the clean energy industry and proudly shows his passion for addressing climate change.
Cleantech attorney Mike Levin is one of our own. He’s served for several years on the board of the Center for Sustainable Energy, based in San Diego, and co-founded Sustain OC in Orange County. He’s spoken out against a proposed natural gas plant. He’s signed the pledge not to take money from the oil companies — and wasn’t afraid to criticize the DNC when the DNC reversed its ban on fossil fuel corporate PAC money.
Mike is now facing Republican Diane Harkey in the general election. Harkey would fit right into the Trump swamp — she has been involved with an alleged Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of millions, and then used those profits to fund her campaigns. She’s been accused of corruption and misuse of taxpayer dollars.
And this race is a prime Democratic pickup opportunity: it’s a district Clinton carried, where the Republican incumbent is retiring — the kind of seat that Democrats need to flip to take back the House. Independent analysts rate it a toss-up, and polls show a very tight race. This is our chance to elect not just a part of the blue wave, but a climate hawk.