Ziobron Is Not the Environmental Champion She Claims to Be
Hartford, CT – Today, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) countered a deceptive political mailing released by Melissa Ziobron (R-33). The mailing claims Ziobron will protect Connecticut’s clean water and natural resources, but her votes in this last legislative session show otherwise.
“As a State Representative, Melissa Ziobron rejected environmental priorities and showed she’s not interested in fighting climate change or investing in clean energy,” said Lori Brown, Executive Director of CTLCV. “She undermined our ability to combat rising sea levels and voted against allowing climate change to be taught in schools. Rep. Ziobron proved she is far from the environmental champion she once promised to be. Instead, she voted more in-line with the State Senators who were named to our Dirty Dozen in the States list: Craig Miner and Len Suzio.”
In 2018, Ziobron took pro-environmental votes just 62% of the time according to CTLCV’s 2018 Environmental Scorecard. She voted against:
Though Ziobron earned CTLCV’s praise in 2017 for her work on the Passport to the Parks, her votes overall on important environmental issues that year were rock-bottom at 37%. And in this last session her score of 62% proves she is no friend to the environment or anyone concerned about the impact of climate change here in Connecticut.
CTLCV has strongly endorsed Ziobron’s opponent, Norm Needleman (D-33), for the open Senate seat.
“As First Selectman of Essex, Norm understands the importance of making sure our towns and municipalities can prepare for rising sea levels and the other impacts of climate change,” said Brown. “He knows investing in clean energy will create jobs, bring down costs for ratepayers and homeowners, and help us cut emissions. We need leaders who will stand up to big polluters and special interests. Norm has shown he will be that leader, while Rep. Ziobron caved to special interests every time.”
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).