Hartford, CT – Today, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) endorsed Hugh McKenney (D-37) for the Connecticut General Assembly. McKenney is challenging incumbent Rep. Holly Cheeseman to represent the 37th House District. As a Selectman and former member of the Salem Planning and Zoning Commission, McKenney knows how critical land conservation is to improving property values and quality of life. He fully supports water as a public trust and ensuring people have a say in how this crucial resource is managed. His commitment to the air we breathe and water we drink is in sharp contrast to his opponent, who holds a failing 53% on environmental issues according to CTLCV’s Environmental Scorecard.
“Hugh knows firsthand that preserving our parks, trails, farms, and open space is key to attracting residents to our towns and keeping them here for years to come,” said Lori Brown, CTLCV Executive Director. “He understands land conservation is good for both our environment and our economy, and he isn’t beholden to special interests or the utilities. When it comes to water, Hugh will fight for the public’s right to have a say in how our streams, rivers, and other resources are managed. We need leaders like Hugh so we can pass our State Water Plan and reaffirm water as a public trust.”
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 nearly 120 responses. Endorsements are issued based on a candidate’s responses as well as additional information provided to CTLCV’s Endorsement Committee.
A full list of CTLCV’s endorsements 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).