Hartford, CT – Today, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) endorsed Representative Eleni Kavros DeGraw (D) to represent the 17th House District of the CT General Assembly including the towns of Avon and Canton.
For the past two years, Eleni Kavros DeGraw has earned a perfect 100% rating on CTLCV’s Environmental Scorecard.
“2022 was a landmark year for climate action. Eleni Kavros DeGraw came to the legislature in 2020 with a driving force to enact stronger environmental laws. Eleni was a champion among champions, and she enthusiastically put her efforts behind some of the most significant environmental wins our state has achieved in recent memory,” said Lori Brown, CTLCV Executive Director.
These wins would not have been possible without lawmakers like Representative Kavros DeGraw, who worked hard to pass legislation to reduce polluting emissions from transportation (the CT Clean Air Act) and from energy production (the Climate Change Mitigation Act).
As a member of the Energy and Technology Committee, Representative DeGraw collaborates with environmental advocates to increase renewable energy sources and achieve the state’s clean energy goals.
Looking forward to the next session, Representative DeGraw plans to focus on the growing waste management crisis in our state. She wants to ensure that composting is included in a municipal waste solution and to pass legislation that will cut down on styrofoam waste.
“Eleni Kavros DeGraw is a dependable leader, fighting for clean energy, conserving our precious natural resources, and protecting open space from development,” said Brown.
To receive CTLCV’s endorsement, all candidates must have completed a Survey on the Environment. Endorsements are issued based on candidates’ responses, voting records in our Scorecard, and their demonstrated leadership on specific issues.
The CT League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) is a nonpartisan statewide organization dedicated to protecting Connecticut’s environment. CTLCV works to pass equitable and sustainable legislation that impacts our air, land, water, wildlife, and climate and holds all state legislators accountable with an annual Environmental Scorecard. Visit ctlcv.org for more information on CTLCV.
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