Rep. Fishbein Named Affordable Utilities Champion by AARP

Posted on April 3, 2018 by admin


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State Representative Craig Fishbein (R-90) was presented with the 2017 AARP Affordable Utilities Champion for his leadership and support of policies that aim to reduce the burden of utility costs for all people, especially seniors, across the state.

“I’m honored AARP chose to recognize my work on behalf of seniors across our state, and I remain committed to policies that promote fiscal restraint while serving all residents, including Connecticut’s elderly population,” Rep. Fishbein said.

“AARP’s 600,000 members in Connecticut applaud the efforts of Representative Fishbein to help keep utilities affordable in Connecticut,” John Erlingheuser, AARP Connecticut director of advocacy and outreach, said. “His strong voice in opposition to the subsidization of the profitable Millstone Nuclear Power Plant was admirable.”

The AARP Affordable Utilities Champion award was presented in recognition of Rep. Fishbein’s “leadership on affordable utilities and his steadfast advocacy in helping to protect Connecticut ratepayers from unreasonable rate hikes, including his opposition to proposed changes to the Millstone plant,” AARP said.

According to their website, AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over and is dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as they age. They lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy and service. AARP also provides a wide range of unique benefits, special products, and services for its members.

Rep. Fishbein is serving in his first term as a state legislator. He is a member of the Energy and Technology, Public Safety and Commerce committees.

AARP Volunteers Bill Biro (left) and Joe Bennett present the 2017 AARP Affordable Utilities Champion Award to Rep. Fishbein.