Hartford, CT – Today, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) congratulates Norm Needleman (D-33; Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland, Westbrook) on his victory in the 33rd State Senate District. CTLCV endorsed Needleman based on his commitment to continue Connecticut’s investment in clean energy—creating good jobs while cutting our emissions.
“Norm is a thoughtful leader who recognizes the threat climate change poses to our future, and CTLCV worked hard to make sure the people of the 33rd District knew he was the clear choice to protect our environment,” said Lori Brown, CTLCV Executive Director. “We knocked on doors, invested in digital advertisements, and sent mail to residents of the district highlighting Norm’s commitment to clean energy, clean air, and clean water.”
CTLCV invested more than $20,000 in this race, resulting in digital ads that reached over 780,000 computers, phones, and mobile device and direct mail pieces that were sent to over 14,000 households.
“We know the people of the 33rd District care about keeping Long Island Sound clean and energy prices low—so does Norm,” said Brown. “His commitment to our environment stood in sharp contrast to his opponent, who—during her tenure as a State Representative—voted in lockstep with some of the worst anti-environment lawmakers in the state. She voted against giving communities the resources to fight climate change and blocked key environmental protections. CTLCV worked hard to make sure the people of the district knew exactly where their candidates stood on the environment. Norm’s election today shows the people listened, and the environment helped drive them to the polls.”
Needleman 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).