Conservatives For Clean Energy-Virginia Announces New Coalition
Conservatives for Clean Energy-VA (CCE-VA) announced the formation of the Land and Liberty Coalition in Virginia, tapping Skyler Zunk to lead the effort. The Land and Liberty Coalition (L&LC) is a state-based group of local citizens who support renewable energy developments. The coalition consists of farmers, land owners, and key stakeholders who are concerned about protecting their private property rights, developing their communities, and being good stewards of the land. L&LC empowers individuals and communities to take control of their energy future by providing objective, relevant information and helping citizens organize as effective advocates.
A lifelong Virginian, Skyler will work to shepherd clean energy innovation across the Commonwealth. “Skyler brings the skill and localized experience Virginia needs to reach the next level of energy development,” said CCE-VA Director Ron Butler. “The Land & Liberty Coalition will focus on preserving individual freedom and property rights across Virginia.”
Most recently, Skyler served as Director of Operations on Delegate Kirk Cox’s bid for Governor. Delegate Cox said, “Skyler is an excellent choice to lead the Land and Liberty Coalition in Virginia. I know Skyler appreciates the natural beauty and complexity of our Commonwealth, and he will be an effective advocate for property rights and renewable energy.”
Previously, Skyler was appointed by President Donald Trump to serve as Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt’s Special Assistant. At the Department of the Interior, Skyler witnessed large-scale energy projects in all phases of development on public land from the Hoover Dam to solar projects in the Mojave Desert to oil flats in south Florida. In this role, he saw first hand how an all-of-the-above energy strategy led the United States to energy independence, and clean energy development in Virginia will make the Commonwealth an energy leader in the Southeast.
Doug Domenech, a former Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources under Governor Bob McDonnell and a former Interior Assistant Secretary in the Trump Administration applauded Skyler’s selection: “Zunk is an excellent, hard-working addition to the team. I know the Secretary relied on him. Virginians want affordable and reliable energy produced in an environmentally responsible way.”
“During Skyler’s time as a student at Washington and Lee University, he volunteered for countless conservative causes to make our Commonwealth a better place to live, work, and raise a family,” said Delegate Ronnie Campbell (R-Rockbridge), “I know he will bring the same level of dedication to this conservative effort to bring responsible and effective energy development in the Valley.”
Skyler’s volunteer efforts placed him in leadership roles within the College Republicans and on the 6th Congressional District Republican Committee. An Eagle Scout, Skyler enjoys the outdoors by hiking, kayaking, and hunting.