Environment co-chairs endorse Esty over Donovan in 5th

We don’t report a lot of endorsements. Most are too predictable, and few matter.

Not sure if these matter, but they are not predictable: two committee co-chairs endorsed Elizabeth Esty today over House Speaker Christopher G. Donovan in the race for the Democratic nomination in the 5th Congressional District.

Rep. Richard Roy, D-Milford, and Sen. Ed Meyer, D-Guilford, co-chairmen of the Environment Committee, are backing Esty, whose husband is Dan Esty, the commissioner of energy and environmental protection.

Roy, who did not fare well in redistricting, is retiring this year.

“Having fought with Elizabeth on numerous environmental issues, including keeping toxic chemicals out of children’s food, I know that she will always stand up for the health of Connecticut families against the power of special interests,” Roy said.

“I know firsthand Elizabeth’s dedication to championing policies that are good both for our environment and our economy,” Meyer said. “She distinguished herself among her colleagues as a leader on energy and environmental issues in the General Assembly.”

Esty was a one-term state representative from Cheshire whose opposition to the death penalty played a role in her defeat in 2010.