2010 Candidate Survey Analysis
Candidates Define Positions, Priorities on Environmental Issues
Energy & Transportation Still Top Environmental Priorities (Download this report in PDF)
In election years, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) surveys candidates for state office about their positions on pressing environmental issues. Those surveys become part of CTLCV’s candidate endorsement analysis.
CTLCV’s 2010 Candidate Survey focused on 19 different environmental initiatives likely to emerge in the 2011 legislative session. The survey described those issues generally and did not propose specific legislative language.
CTLCV asked candidates to state specifically whether they would lead on, support, or oppose those initiatives. Candidates were also asked to prioritize among those 19 environmental issues or to indicate another priority if it was not listed. For each issue, CTLCV assembled background information on its website for candidates to review if they so chose.
81 Candidates Completed Survey
Eighty-one candidates completed CTLCV’s 2010 survey. Of those respondents, 25% (20) were Republicans, 73% (59) were Democrats, and 2% (2) were “other” or unaffiliated. Seventy-five percent (62) of the survey respondents were candidates for House seats and 25% (20) were candidates for Senate seats.