Citing his “proactive and exemplary leadership role,” the bipartisan Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) has endorsed Tony Hwang for the 28th Senate District race.
“Tony Hwang has been a champion at the Connecticut State Legislature on behalf of the environment on many issues and he deserves our support,” said Lori Brown, CTLCV executive director. “We believe he will bring the same leadership and dedication to these issues in the Senate.”
While the League cited Tony’s longstanding commitment to protecting the environment since being elected as state representative of the 134th District in 2009, it noted, in particular, that “Mr. Hwang has demonstrated exceptional environmental leadership in his most recent two-year term” and a “proactive and exemplary leadership role.”
In a statement, CTLCV said Tony was “an essential voice in the legislation to prevent ‘fracking’ waste from entering Connecticut. He was also a leading proponent of efforts to establish a ‘Blue Plan’ to protect Long Island Sound as well as a strong proponent for legislation to ban untested genetically engineered grass seed from being sold in our state.”
CTLCV acknowledged that Tony’s opponent has earned high scores for her votes on environmental issues in the House; however, the league said it endorsed Tony “because of his very active and effective leadership, and his commitment to continue fighting for important environmental causes.”
“I’m honored to receive this endorsement,” Tony said. “From the shores of Long Island Sound to the rolling hills of Newtown, the towns of the 28th District are exceptional in their natural beauty and environmental significance. As state Senator, I will lead the way to ensure we protect, preserve and promote our environment.”