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U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney Endorses Ned Lamont for Governor

Recognizing his commitment to investing in education and workforce training to propel Connecticut forward, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-02) today endorsed Ned Lamont for Governor.

“I’m very pleased today to announce my endorsement of Ned Lamont as the right candidate,” Courtney said. “Ned Lamont will be the education governor. He will be the job-training governor because of his background and his interaction with other key stakeholders in the employer community. He understands that this is really about the future of our state.”

Lamont said it is crucial to partner with the Connecticut Congressional Delegation to increase job opportunities, such as the 1,200 jobs Electric Boat plans to fill this year, attract new businesses and train the state’s next generation of workers.

“I am honored to have earned the support of U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney. He is a tireless advocate for all of the state’s residents and he will be a critical partner in working to keep good-paying jobs here in eastern Connecticut,” Lamont said. “We need to bring our businesses and schools together to ensure there are Connecticut workers to fill Connecticut jobs. This starts with expanding upon the training programs between our large employers, like Electric Boat and colleges, as well as ensuring our vocational technical schools and community colleges give students the tools and resources they need to successfully launch a career in the trades.”

In addition to Courtney, Lamont has earned the endorsement of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, the CT Laborers’ District Council of LiUNA, American Federation of Teachers of CT, International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) Region 9A, Uniformed Professional Firefighters Association of Connecticut, U.S. Rep. John Larson, Attorney General George Jepsen, Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney,  Commissioner Sean Connolly, Commissioner Jonathan Harris, state Sen. Ed Gomes, state Sen. Tim Larson, state Sen. Ted Kennedy, Jr., state Sen. Marilyn Moore, state Sen. Beth Bye, New Haven Mayor Toni Harp, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, West Hartford Mayor Shari Cantor, East Hartford Mayor Marcia Leclerc, Hamden Mayor Curt Leng, Milford Mayor Ben Blake, state Rep. Sean Scanlon, state Rep. Mike DiMassa, state Rep. Michelle Cook, New Britain Common Council President Eva Magnuszewski and Waterbury Board of Education Chairwoman Liz Brown.