Hartford, CT – Today, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) endorsed Norm Needleman (D) to represent the 33rd Senate District. Needleman is currently serving his fourth term as First Selectman in Essex, where he has been a thoughtful leader on environmental issues. He has taken a strong stance about the importance of combatting climate change and investing in clean energy to grow our economy.
“Norm knows that investing in clean energy means creating good, high-paying jobs for Connecticut families,” said Lori Brown, CTLCV Executive Director. “He understands that climate change is one of the most critical challenges facing our generation, and that investing in renewable energy won’t just cut emissions, it will also grow the green workforce. In Essex, Norm has shown a commitment to transparency, bipartisanship, and his community. We need more leaders like Norm at the State Capitol who will give complex issues the thought they require, leaders who will do the right thing, not the easy thing.”
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.