Jonathan Levenshus is the director of federal campaigns at the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign. The Beyond Coal Campaign is a nationwide effort to eliminate coal and gas from the electric sector no later than 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 at the White House and federal agencies, the Congress, independent regulatory bodies, and in regional wholesale electricity markets. Levenshus also directs the Sierra Club’s coal-to-clean energy campaign in the Tennessee Valley. Previously, he was the organization’s senior campaign representative for the Southeast.
Prior to joining the Sierra Club, Levenshus worked in the U.S. House of Representatives for Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-CA). From 2000 to 2013, Levenshus served Congresswoman Capps in a variety of positions, including as 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 young children.