Hartford, CT – Today, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) endorsed Mary Daugherty Abrams (D) to represent the 13th Senate District. Abrams is a former school teacher and administrator, and passionate about protecting our environment and leaving the world a better place for her grandchildren and future generations. In contrast to her opponent Len Suzio—who was one of the lowest scoring lawmakers in CTLCV’s 2018 Environmental Scorecard—Abrams expressed strong concerns about exposing our kids to toxic tire mulch on playgrounds and carcinogenic flame retardants in their clothing.
“We can’t gamble with our children’s health, and Mary understands that deeply,” said Lori Brown, CTLCV Executive Director. “While her opponent, Sen. Suzio, worked actively to block bills that would have protected our kids from toxic chemicals, Mary wants to make sure all our children can grow and play without the risk these substances pose. She is smart, thoughtful, and will be a true fighter for common sense and public health in the General Assembly.”
To receive CTLCV’s endorsement, candidates must have completed the Survey on the Environment earlier this summer. All candidates running for legislative office were invited to complete the questionnaire, and CTLCV received over 100 responses. Endorsements are issued based on a candidate’s responses as well as additional information provided to CTLCV’s Endorsement Committee.