FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 19, 2012
Hartford, CT -The bipartisan Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) named additional endorsed candidates for election to the Connecticut General Assembly in the November 6 elections.
To date, CTLCV has endorsed a bipartisan slate of 29 candidates, all of whom demonstrate strong leadership on environmental issues. Of those who requested endorsement from CTLCV this year and turned in surveys in a timely manner, only 25% of all Republicans and 25% of all Democrats were endorsed. All endorsed candidates must be committed to protecting Connecticut's land, water, air, and wildlife, and to working for sustainable solutions to pressing state issues like transportation, energy, and waste management. The full list of CTLCV’s endorsed candidates and their positions on environmental issues can be found at http://www.ctlcv.org/2012-endorsed-candidates.html.
Cathy Osten (D-19)- Norwich, Ledyard, northeastern Montville, Franklin, Sprague, Lisbon, Marlborough, Hebron, Columbia and Lebanon
As the First Selectmen of the Town of Sprague, Cathy has shown commitment to environmentalprotection. Some of her accomplishments include saving over 280 acres of open space, working to establish a greenway from Lisbon through Windham, cleaning up local brownfields, creating a smart growth council, and creating community gardens.
Jim Crawford (D-33)- Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland, Westbrook
As a freshman legislator, Jim worked to promote water conservation, the preservation and protection of Long Island Sound and the development of mass transit. As a member of both the Shoreline Preservation Task Force and the GMO Task Force, Jim has shown willingness to devote time and energy to the environment.
By endorsing candidates who care about environmental values, the League is helping to elect people who will make good decisions that affect the state’s environment every day. “Connecticut’s economic and environmental quality of life has always depended on our natural resources. We are counting on our endorsed candidates to champion smart environmental policies that will protect these irreplaceable assets,” said Lori Brown, Executive Director of CTLCV.
Every election year, CTLCV surveys candidate on their positions, records, and plans for protecting the environment. The League also interviews candidates as appropriate and reviews incumbents' record in its Annual Environmental Scorecard. CTLCV will only consider endorsing candidates who have responded to the survey.
These candidates' responses to CTLCV's environmental survey and their voting records may be viewed at http://www.ctlcv.org/2012-candidate-responses.html