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Connecticut AFL-CIO Supports Lesser for State House

Union delegates endorsed incumbents in Hartford recently who, they say, fight for good, fair, safe jobs, restore workers’ freedom to form unions and bargain collectively and protect the interests of working families.


The Connecticut AFL-CIO is backing (D-Middletown) for re-election in the 100th District.

Matt Lesser, who led last year's successful fight to pass the toughest power plant safety standards in the country, said he was grateful to receive the endorsement. "I am always happy to stand with Connecticut's working men and women," said Lesser. "I will always fight to ensure that Middletown is home to good, well-paying jobs."

Lesser's district was rocked by the 2010 Kleen Power Plant explosion that claimed the lives of six workers.

Over 320 delegates and guests gathered at the Hilton Hotel in Hartford for a two-day political convention of the union federation that represents 225,000 union members in the state.

Union delegates gave endorsements to incumbents who have demonstrated commitment to fighting for good, fair, safe jobs, to restoring workers’ freedom to form unions and bargain collectively and to protecting the interests of working families.

Lori Pelletier, Secretary-Treasurer of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, said "The Connecticut AFL-CIO appreciates Matt Lesser’s work at the Capitol on behalf of workers in the 100th district as well as in the rest of the state."

Lesser, who attended the convention, is running for his third two-year term. He is being challenged by

The newly redistricted 100th District is entirely located within the city of Middletown and includes Wesleyan Hills, South Farms, Maromas, the North End, Newfield Street and the Tuttle Road area.

Matt Lesser serves as Vice Chairman of the Government Administration and Elections Committee and on the Public Health, Education and Energy & Technology Committees.

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