CTLCV Endorses 15 in Races for General Assembly Seats

Aug 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Story

Wednesday, the bipartisan Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) named its first slate of endorsed candidates for election to the Connecticut General Assembly in the November 4 elections.

CTLCV endorses candidates for the state legislature every election cycle based on their positions and track record on the environment. Endorsed candidates must be committed to protecting Connecticut’s land, water, air, and wildlife, and to working for sustainable solutions to pressing state issues like transportation, energy, and waste management.
To date, CTLCV has endorsed a bipartisan slate of 15 candidates, all of whom demonstrate strong and devout leadership on environmental issues.

In Connecticut General Assembly races, CTLCV endorses:

  • Sen. Danté Bartolomeo (D-Senate 13: Cheshire/Meriden/Middefield/Middletown)
  • Sen. Tony Hwang (R-Senate 28: Easton/Fairfield/Newtown/Weston/Westport)
  • Rep. John Hampton (D-House 16: Simsbury)
  • Rep. Phil Miller (D-House 36: Chester/Deep River/Essex/Haddam)
  • Rep. Tim Bowles (D-House 42: Preston)
  • Rep. Diana Urban (D-House 43: Stonington/North Stonington)
  • Rep. Gregory Haddad (D-House 54: Chaplin/Mansfield)
  • Rep. Roberta Willis (D-House 64: Cornwall/Goshen/Salisbury/Torrington)
  • Rep. Mary Mushinsky (D-House 85: Wallingford)
  • Candidate Sean Scanlon (D-House 98: Branford/Guilford)
  • Rep. James Albis (D-House 99: East Haven)
  • Rep. Matthew Lesser (D-House 100: Durham/Middlefield/Middletown)
  • Rep. Jonathan Steinberg (D-House 136: Westport)
  • Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-House 143: Norwalk/Wilton)
  • Candidate Tara Cook-Littman (D-House 134: Fairfield/Trumbull)

“If you care about the air you breathe, the water you drink, and the wonderful parks and landscapes in Connecticut, then pay close attention to what candidates are saying about environmental issues,” said CTLCV Executive Director Lori Brown. “The candidates we endorse are reliable in their environmental values, and pledge to prioritize environmental matters important to their constituents. We urge people in their districts to support them at the polls on November 4.”

By endorsing candidates who care about environmental values, the League is helping to elect people who will make meaningful decisions that affect the state’s environment every day. “Connecticut’s economic and environmental quality of life have always depended on our natural resources. We are counting on our endorsed candidates to champion smart environmental policies that will protect these irreplaceable assets,” said Brown.

CTLCV surveys candidates on their positions, records, and plans for protecting the environment. The League also interviews candidates as appropriate and reviews incumbents’ voting records in its Annual Environmental Scorecard. CTLCV will only consider endorsing candidates who have responded to the survey.
CTLCV is continuing to review candidates’ environmental positions for possible endorsement, and will be posting all candidate questionnaire response on its website in the following weeks. 

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