EASTON, CT - State Senator Tony Hwang received the Republican nomination and endorsement for State Senator of the 28th District, which now encompasses Fairfield, Easton, Newtown, and portions of Bethel.
The slate of republican delegates unanimously endorsed Hwang. Easton’s Selectwoman Kristi Sogofsky smiled as she nominated Hwang, “His seeming ability to be in three different places at once, which demonstrates his enthusiastic commitment to the community he represents.” Wendy Bowditch of Easton stated that “we [across the district] believe in fiscal responsibility, local control, serving our seniors and supporting our children’s education [and that] Tony‘s accomplishment and track record is a reflection of everything we believe and stand for.”
State Representative Laura Devlin, candidate for Lieutenant Governor, and Meghan McCloat, who is running for Devlin’s 134th State Representative seat, both recalled Hwang’s energetic engagement with the people he represents and his genuine outreach along with his tireless commitment to public service for the community. Both recounted stories of leadership, engagement and support by Hwang during challenging times that mattered to the people he represented.
In his acceptance speech, Hwang, humbled and grateful for the endorsement, thanked his wife Grace, son and daughter, and those who have continuously offered their support and remarkable patience in his relentless activism in the community.
Hwang’s speech stressed the need to recover and move forward from the Covid pandemic, noting that: “we in Connecticut should be tremendously proud for doing an extraordinarily good job at keeping people safe, but we have paid a financial and emotional price,” and that we must now move “forward to a new phase, a new normal.”
With significant issues, especially recovery, at stake Hwang highlighted the importance of affordability, local control, and individual rights and freedoms. Emphasizing the need for proven leadership, he reasoned for representation “that thinks about moving forward, that thinks about working collaboratively, that has a proven track record of accomplishments” in providing community-oriented solutions, “to solve the challenges that we have presently and have yet to confront.”
Hwang ended his acceptance spotlighting the importance of social responsibility, championing the notion that the decisions made in Hartford need to reflect the needs and desires of the community: to become a more responsive and sustainable government, permanently lower tax burdens, support our seniors and veterans, maintain our safety net for those most vulnerable and lift up those in need, protect the environment, and to ensure that people’s voices are heard and valued.
The election is November 8, 2022. You can visit Hwang’s campaign site here to donate, volunteer and share your thoughts: https://tonyhwang.org/Kristi Sogofsky, Easton Selectwoman Nomination Speech for Tony Hwang:
https://youtu.be/bdhHUEZbTrYState Representative Laura Devlin Nomination Speech for Tony Hwang:
https://youtu.be/PlHZosYaonY134th District Candidate Meghan McCloat Nomination Speech for Tony Hwang: