Hartford, CT – Today, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) released its fourth round of endorsements for the Connecticut General Assembly. All candidates for legislative office were invited to complete CTLCV’s Survey on the Environment earlier this summer. Nearly 120 candidates responded, and CTLCV’s Endorsement Committee has reviewed their answers and begun interviewing those who identified the environment as one of their top priorities. Today’s endorsements represent the fourth of several rounds.
Candidates receiving CTLCV’s endorsements are:
“Connecticut deserves lawmakers who will fight for renewable energy, clean air and water, and open space,” said Lori Brown, CTLCV Executive Director. “The candidates we endorsed today have made a real commitment to the environment. They have both signed our Clean Energy for All pledge to move Connecticut to 100% renewable energy, and each has demonstrated in the legislature or on the campaign trail that the environment is more than just a talking point, it’s a priority.”
These endorsements represent the fourth round in an ongoing endorsement process. A full list of CTLCV’s endorsements can be found on our website.
ABOUT THE CANDIDATES
Marilyn Moore (D-22) served as Co-Chair of the Environment Committee from 2015 – 2016, and remains a steadfast advocate for conservation and sustainability. She remains committed to reducing Connecticut’s reliance on harmful single-use plastic bags, and has long been a champion for public health. She has fought against dangerous toxics in her current role on the Children’s Committee, and CTLCV looks forward to continuing our work with her to combat toxic crumb rubber in playgrounds and carcinogenic flame retardants in children’s clothing.
Hugh McKenney (D-37) 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.
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).