Hartford, CT – Today, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) congratulates Mary Abrams (D-13; Cheshire, Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown) on her victory in the 13th State Senate District. CTLCV endorsed Abrams for her strong commitment to protecting our public health, especially in comparison to her opponent, incumbent Len Suzio.
“Connecticut voters made it clear they will not tolerate lawmakers who put polluters over people,” said Lori Brown, CTLCV Executive Director. “CTLCV worked hard to support Mary Abrams over Len Suzio through canvasses, direct mail, and digital advertisements.”
CTLCV’s Political Action Committee invested more than $20,000 in the race for the 13th Senate District. Their digital advertisements reached over 670,000 computers, phones, and mobile devices in the 13th District, and CTLCV’s direct mail pieces were sent to nearly 13,000 households. Additionally, CTLCV and the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) named Len Suzio to its Dirty Dozen in the States list, which record the worst anti-environment state lawmakers in the country.
“We made sure all voters in the 13th District knew that Suzio blocked critical bans to toxic tire mulch in public playgrounds and carcinogenic chemicals in children’s clothing. At every door we knocked and in every conversation we had, people told us how Suzio’s toxic voting record was driving them to the polls,” said Brown. “Mary Abrams, on the other hand, has a record of standing up for our children and our public health through her work as an educator. We look forward to working with her in the days to come.”
Abrams was one of 36 candidates CTLCV endorsed in the 2018 elections. Live updates on the election—including an up-to-the-minute count of CTLCV’s victories--can be found on our website.
This information is paid for by the CTLCV Political Action Committee. This message was made independent of any candidate or political party. Contributions to the CTLCV PAC of $5,000 or more were made by CTLCV, Inc.; LCV, Inc.; and David Bingham. Additional information about the CTLCV PAC may be found on the State Elections Enforcement Commission's website (ct.gov/seec).