State Rep. Philip J. Miller (D-Chester, Deep River, Essex, Haddam), has offered his support to Jim Crawford, the party endorsed Democratic candidate for State Senator from the 33rd District.
The 12 towns that comprise the 33rd Senatorial District – which stretches from the shore of Long Island Sound up the Connecticut River toward the center of the state – are Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, a portion of Old Saybrook, Portland, and Westbrook.
“Jim Crawford knows how important it is to protect our local environment and I have no doubt he will be a staunch defender of it,” Rep. Phillip J. Miller said.
“Jim raised his family here, taught several generations of students here, and ran a family business here for more than two decades,” Rep. Miller said.
Rep. Miller is Vice Chair of the General Assembly’s Environment Committee.
Jim Crawford lives in Westbrook, CT and currently serves as State Representative for the towns of Clinton, Killingworth and Westbrook.
Both Miller and Crawford are serving their first terms as legislators and have worked closely together, as their districts border one another.
Miller pointed to Crawford’s 100 percent 2012 legislative rating from the League of Conservation voters, as well as his bipartisan work on the Shoreline Preservation Task Force to protect the shoreline from rising sea levels. He also praised Crawford for his efforts on the Energy & Technology Committee.
“The groundbreaking energy legislation Jim helped to pass last year has put Connecticut on the map as a leader in renewable energy. Dozens of Connecticut renewable energy companies are now growing rapidly thanks to the programs created in that bill.”
Crawford pledged to continue his work to protect the local environment.
“The Connecticut River valley and Long Island Sound are defining characteristics of our region, essential to its character and our local economy in so many ways. I will always make their conservation a top priority,” Crawford said.
Posted July 21, 2012
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