Hartford, CT – Today, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) endorsed Senator Beth Bye (D) to represent the 5th Senate District. Bye is in her fourth term serving the people of the 5th Senate District. She has been a longtime environmental champion and a notable advocate for water issues, where she most recently led the charge against water diversion. She has a lifetime score of 91% according to CTLCV’s 2018 Environmental Scorecard, a testament to her firm commitment to environmental stewardship.
“Sen. Bye has been one of our true environmental champions,” said Lori Brown, CTLCV Executive Director. “When it comes to water, she’s been adamant that water is a public trust, and fought hard against companies that would have diverted water from Connecticut towns just to make a quick buck out of state. With the State Water Plan returning to the legislature in 2019, we need leaders like Sen. Bye who will put people’s basic needs ahead of special interests.”
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.