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Letter: Steinberg steward of environment

Published 11:06 am, Friday, October 12, 2012
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State Rep. Jonathan Steinberg of Westport's 136th District this year earned the endorsements of the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters and the Sierra Club. Only the best environmental stewards were endorsed.

Since his election to the legislature Jonathan, a member of the Committee on Energy and Technology; has been a leader in bringing funding and pilot projects for clean energy to Westport. He has also worked to help keep our waters clean. Because of his effectiveness as an environmental advocate he was appointed by the governor to the Shoreline PreservationTask Force.

The father of three daughters, Jonathan works for the best possible future for our children. He successfully fought to defeat efforts to repeal the state ban on pesticides on school grounds and will continue to fight for repeal of the state's pesticide pre-emption law, which forbids towns from having stronger pesticide regulations than the state. Through his work on committees on transportation and on aging, he has fought to improve conditions for our commuters, the business community and seniors. Always prepared with research-based information and available to speak to and for constituents, Jonathan frequently attends Westport committee meetings both to get and give information. He brings intelligence, caring, and the willingness to work hands-on until an issue is satisfactorily resolved.

Jonathan knows good ideas can come from any quarter and works comfortably on both sides of the aisle to get things done. He is a member of the Moderates Caucus, which has sought common ground between the parties and a fiscally responsible approach to budgeting. His overriding concern is doing the right thing for Westport. Westport needs someone who listens, someone we can trust to use common sense applied to the best information to solve problems.We believe Jonathan Steinberg is that person.

Wendy Batteau, Liz Milwe, Cathy Talmadge

Westport