Jonathan Levenshus is the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign director of federal campaigns. The Beyond Coal Campaign is a nationwide effort to eliminate coal and gas from the electric sector by 2030 and replace the existing
fossil fuel infrastructure with a clean energy economy fueled by renewable resources, such as wind and solar power and other clean technologies.
In this role, Levenshus is responsible for developing and managing campaigns to advance and defend Beyond Coal’s federal policy priorities before the White House and federal agencies, Congress, independent regulatory bodies and regional wholesale electricity markets. Levenshus also directs the Sierra Club’s coal-to-clean energy campaign in the Tennessee Valley. Previously, he served as the organization’s senior Southeast campaign representative.
Levenshus formerly worked for Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-CA) in the U.S. House of Representatives before joining the Sierra Club. Levenshus served Congresswoman Capps in a variety of capacities from 2000 to 2013, including deputy chief of staff and legislative director, where he oversaw policy, communications and legislative matters.
A native of Southern California, Levenshus graduated magna cum laude from California State University, Long Beach, in 2000. He currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with his wife and two children.