Hartford, CT – Today, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) endorsed Matt Lesser (D) to represent the 9th Senate District. Lesser previously represented the 100th House District, where he worked tirelessly to address his constituents’ concerns on the environment. His leadership led to the passage of crucial protections for snapping turtles in this last legislative session. Lesser also led the charge to support bans on fracking waste, and has been a strong proponent of the State Water Plan.
“Matt has always held the door open to his constituents—especially when it comes to the environment—and he never backs down from a fight,” said Lori Brown, CTLCV Executive Director. “When activists in Middletown spoke up about the poaching of snapping turtles, Matt leapt into action. It took time and persistence, but Matt worked across the aisle to make these protections a reality. In a time of sharp partisan divides, we need leaders like Matt Lesser who can bring people together to protect our environment.”
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.