Press Release from Dan Uhlinger, House Democrats, Ct. General Assembly
The AARP (formerly American Association of Retired Persons) presented its 2018 AARP Legislative Achievement Award to Representative Matt Lesser (D, representing our city) in recognition of his leadership on affordable utilities issues affecting older adults, during a ceremony Tuesday in front of an AARP local at St. Pius X Church in Middletown.
“We are very happy to present this award to Matt Lesser in recognition of his leadership on affordable utilities,” Nora Duncan, AARP state director, said. “AARP Connecticut thanks and congratulates Representative Lesser as a legislative champion and for his continued advocacy on the issues important to Connecticut’s residents.”
“In 2017, Representative Lesser’s efforts to protect ratepayers by being a champion in opposition of the special deal for the Millstone Nuclear Power Plant were admirable. We thank him for his support and steadfast advocacy in helping to protect Connecticut ratepayers from unreasonable rate hikes,” Duncan said.
“I am deeply honored to receive this award from AARP and to have my work in the legislature recognized by such an important and influential organization,” Lesser said. “We need to continue to do everything we can to help our older residents maintain a quality of life in retirement,” Lesser said.
Duncan said AARP has about 600,000 members in Connecticut.