Editor:

RE: My Write, “In ‘Lieu’ of Waxman,” by Bill Bauer on April 21, 2014

Missing from this piece regarding Ted Lieu’s environmental record are the following:

The California League of Conservation Voters gave Senator Ted Lieu a 100 percent score for his environmental votes in 2013.

He also received the highest score given by the Sierra Club in 2013.

California members of The Humane Society of the United States honored Ted Lieu, ”2012 Humane Legislator of the Year.” The Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF), the nation’s leading political advocacy organization for animal welfare, has endorsed Ted Lieu for CD 33, citing his strong support of animal protection policies, HSLF urged 33rd District voters to support Ted Lieu.

As chair of the Senate Select Committee on Air Quality, Ted Lieu held two hearings to address critical concerns regarding Santa Monica Airport (SMO) that Los Angeles and Santa Monica residents desperately needed. Senator Lieu wanted to get scientific testimony on the official record as there have been numerous studies focused on SMO because it’s uniquely surrounded, very closely, by residential neighborhoods. The results of these hearings are now available for comparisons at other airports nationwide. Senator Lieu has done far more than any other state legislator to address the critical SMO environmental and safety concerns.

Ted Lieu will be a great representative for Santa Monica and Los Angeles not only on environmental issues, but also economic and other important issues.

Citing Ted Lieu for his bipartisanship leadership, Governing magazine twice named him as one of the 12 most promising lawmakers nationwide.

Our critical Santa Monica Airport issues need very much to be addressed at the federal level. Ted Lieu believes that the control of the airport land should remain with the city of Santa Monica.

I have known Ted since he first ran for assembly to fill the vacancy left by another great man, Mike Gordon. From personal experience I know that Ted Lieu is an honorable man; thoughtful and kind; strong and dedicated; smart and capable of working all sides of the issues. We are fortunate to have such a well-qualified candidate in this Congressional race to fill Henry Waxman’s seat.

Ted Lieu will be a great representative for our 33rd District.

 

 

Martin Rubin

Director, Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution

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