The Connecticut chapter of the Sierra Club and the Connecticut League ofConservation Voters (CTLVC) have endorsed Kim Rose for a second term in the State legislature, representing Milford’s 118th Assembly District.
In accepting the endorsements, Kim Rose said sound environmental policies go hand in hand with encouraging economic growth. She also said it was important to continue investing in energy efficiency initiatives and promoting “green” jobs through the development and use of renewable energy sources such as solar, hydro and wind power.
The Sierra Club, originally founded in 1892, is the nation’s largest and mostinfluential environmental advocacy group.
The Sierra Club, on behalf of their 8,000 members said in their endorsementto Rose, “Our decision is based on your thoughtful responses to ourquestionnaire and the endorsement process, as well as your obviousrecord of commitment to environmental issues and your strong record ofenvironmental support in the legislature. We are pleased to recognize yourcommitment to this most important of legislative priorities and look forward to your leadership efforts during the 2013 and 2014 legislative sessions.This endorsement has been ratified by both the state Political Committee andthe state Executive Committee.”
“We have an obligation to protect and cherish our natural resources for generations to come,” Rose said. “I have been a long time strong supporter of environmental issues at the local and state level because I understand the need to preserve our planet from further damage.”
“CTLCV is honored to endorse the candidacy of Kim Rose for the Connecticut General Assembly”, said CTLCV Executive Director Lori Brown. “During the 2012 session, Kim helped secure passage of two majorpieces of legislation: improving the state’s Open Space Plan and helping to address sewage spills in Connecticut waterways. She also helped advance abill to identify chemicals of concern to children and to keep pharmaceuticalsout of our waterways. She has shown unwavering dedication to thesafeguarding of our environment.”
CTLCV selected candidates in both parties to endorse, but limited their approval to only 27 candidates statewide.
Rose has already earned a number of other endorsements of her candidacy, including the Connecticut Education Association.
Among others, Rep. Rose is a memeber of the Enviornmental Committee, Shorline Legislators Caucus, Storm Response Taskforce and the GMO Taskforce.