COLUMBIA, SC – On Tuesday evening, January 24, Henry McMaster was sworn in as the 117th Governor of South Carolina. Following the ceremonial swearing in, Conservation Voters of South Carolina (CVSC) Executive Director John Tynan issued the following statement: “Conservation Voters congratulates Governor McMaster on his new role in shaping the future of South Carolina. We look forward to working alongside him to protect South Carolina’s precious air, land, and water resources. Governor McMaster has […]

January 24, 2017 | Read More >

725 Days

John Tynan

If you’re like me, Election Day was a late night. I went to bed at 1:30am and still did not know the outcome for many of our local, state, and national races. With high turnout, most of the results weren’t finalized until 2am or later. When I woke early on Wednesday, I learned that candidates endorsed by Conservation Voters had great success here in South Carolina. Every single one of our endorsed candidates for State […]

November 11, 2016 | Read More >

November 8, 2016 Today is election day! One of my favorite things to do on election day is to take my kids to the polls to vote with me. Ida’s favorite part is “helping” me touch all of the buttons and watch the screen change (she’s only 1.5 years old). But Jack, our 5-year-old, is now to the point where he understands what elections are and that we’re picking leaders for our communities. Before and […]

November 8, 2016 | Read More >

I’m the Executive Director of Conservation Voters. I oversee the day-to-day operation of our family of organizations in our education, advocacy, and election work to protect the air, land, and water that you and I love in South Carolina. When folks ask where I’m from, I generally reply that I’m just a “southern mutt” — born in Alabama, but lived in and around Birmingham, Knoxville, Orangeburg, and Chattanooga all before high school. Though I don’t have […]

September 8, 2016 | Read More >
Ann Timberlake Ann Timberlake

Dear Friends and Conservation Voters, When I took on the task of leading CVSC and “building a bipartisan majority for conservation” in 2003, we had a budget under $60,000 and the challenges ahead of us were great. Over the last 13 years, I have worked with dedicated board members, exceptional staff, and a community of talented professionals and volunteers. Together, we have grown CVSC to where it is thriving and stronger than ever. Our annual […]

September 7, 2016 | Read More >

CVSC Urges Voters to Beware of Attack Ads with False Information COLUMBIA, SC – Conservation Voters of South Carolina (CVSC) urges voters to beware of last minute attack ads that distort the truth and distract the conversation from what matters most to South Carolinians: moving our state forward. In the last several weeks, Lee Bright has resorted to calling CVSC staff “left-wing foot soldiers” and “radical environmentalists.”  He has also doctored official communications of CVSC, used […]

June 27, 2016 | Read More >

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22, 2016 Conservation Voters Challenges Lee Bright to Set the Record Straight COLUMBIA, S.C.  Conservation Voters of South Carolina (CVSC) challenges Lee Bright to set the record straight and stop misleading voters. CVSC is a state-wide, non-profit organization, separate from the national League of Conservation Voters. CVSC has a local board of South Carolinians who approve endorsements in state and local elections for candidates committed to protecting our communities, rivers, farms […]

June 22, 2016 | Read More >

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, August 7, 2015                                CONTACT:  Ann Timberlake 803-799-0716 or 803-446-6400                                                       REPRESENTATIVE KEN HODGES EARNS CONSERVATION ENDORSEMENT (Columbia, SC) – Conservation Voters of South Carolina endorses Rep. Ken Hodges for election to the Senate from District 45. “Representative Hodges approaches protecting South Carolina’s […]

August 7, 2015 | Read More >

My name is Max Ciarlone and I am an intern for the Conservation Voters. I have lived in Columbia most of my life and just finished my first year at USC. I’ve never worked in politics before and never thought I’d work with a political organization. However, I am grateful for what this opportunity has taught me about being a conservation voter. I’m majoring in Environmental Science. My goal is to help build a better […]

July 13, 2015 | Read More >

My name is Charles Buist, and I am currently an intern for the Conservation Voters of South Carolina.  In addition to interning with CVSC, I am a J.D. candidate at the University of South Carolina School of Law.  I am also a candidate for a Masters in Environmental Law and Policy (M.E.L.P.) at Vermont Law School, which ultimately led me to Conservation Voters of South Carolina. Growing up along South Carolina’s Coast in Hilton Head […]

July 9, 2015 | Read More >