US House, CT-02

Joe Courtney


  • Founded the Sustainable Environment and Energy Coalition
  • Voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant action Congress has ever taken to address climate change
  • Expanded federal support for new conservation and clean energy technologies for farmers
  • Earned 97% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard

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  • Holding this seat in Connecticut will help win a pro-environmental majority in the House, making it easier to pass climate legislation at the federal level
  • Ranking Member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee and  member of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee

Candidate Background

Joe Courtney is running for a 10th term to represent Connecticut’s 2nd congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. Courtney previously served in the Connecticut state House and as a public defender. He helped found the Sustainable Environment and Energy Coalition, as well as the Green Schools Caucus. He also has worked to protect important public lands and waters in eastern Connecticut and Plum Island in the Long Island Sound. Representative Courtney has earned a 97% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.

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