Hartford, CT – Today, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) released its second 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. Over 100 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 second 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 all signed on to 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 second round in an ongoing endorsement process. A full list of CTLCV’s endorsements can be found on our website.
ABOUT THE CANDIDATES
Martin Looney (D-11) is the current Senate President Pro Tempore and a longtime advocate for environmental protection. He holds a Lifetime Score of 91% as of CTLCV’s 2018 Environmental Scorecard, and has been a vocal advocate for water as a public trust.
Linda Orange (D-48) serves as Deputy Speaker of the House and Vice Chair of the Public Safety Committee. Throughout her time in the legislature, Orange has been a strong proponent for land conservation, and most recently helped lead the push to expand options for municipalities seeking to purchase dedicated open space
Brenda Kupchick (R-132) has been a passionate advocate for animal welfare and a leader in the fight to expand Connecticut’s bottle bill. She has long recognized the importance of preserving our natural resources, and is committed to working with CTLCV to protect our clean water and air and in the next legislative session.
Laura Devlin (R-134) emerged as a leader on the environment during her first term in 2014, and has consistently made protecting our clean water, air, and land a priority. She helped champion the initiative to place a Constitutional Amendment to protect Connecticut’s open spaces on the ballot in November, and is actively working on measures to reduce the harmful effects of plastics on our environment.
Kevin Ryan (D-139) serves on the Environment Committee where he has consistently pushed for the preservation of open space. Most recently, he helped lead the effort to expand options for municipalities seeing to purchase dedicated open space.
Matthew Blumenthal (D) is running to represent the 149th House District. Throughout his campaign, he has been a vocal supporter for increasing Connecticut’s clean energy investment to both combat climate change and create jobs.
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