Hartford, CT – Today, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) endorsed Rep. James Albis (D) to represent the 99th House District. Albis helped shepherd key bills through the legislature in 2018. He has been a reliable champion in committee rooms and behind-the-scenes, rallying other lawmakers to the side of the environment when it matters most, and helping to pass landmark energy bills to combat climate change in Connecticut.
“Passing important laws is about more than taking a vote; much of the key work goes on behind-the-scenes in conversations between lawmakers, where Rep. Albis has been a strong leader,” said Lori Brown, CTLCV Executive Director. “Rep. Albis knows that air pollution and carbon emissions don’t distinguish between parties: they threaten us all. He works with colleagues on both sides of the aisle, and helped Connecticut pass some of the most ambitious emissions reduction goals in the nation. He has been a thoughtful, effective lawmaker, and we need his leadership now more than ever.”
To receive CTLCV’s endorsement, candidates must have completed the Survey on the Environment earlier this summer. All candidates running for legislative office were invited to complete the questionnaire, and CTLCV received over 100 responses. Endorsements are issued based on a candidate’s responses as well as additional information provided to CTLCV’s Endorsement Committee.