FAIRFIELD, CT: State Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) received the unanimous and enthusiastic backing of Republicans from Fairfield, Westport, Weston, Easton and Newtown on Monday night to run for his 4th term serving the Connecticut General Assembly’s 28th Senate District.
"It has been the honor of my life, second only to my family, to serve the Connecticut residents of the 28th Senate district," said Senator Hwang. "During these difficult times, I have talked to many residents throughout our district who have been impacted, heroes who have answered the call to help those in need, and many who are worried about the future of our state and great country due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We will get through these difficult times by working together. We are in this crisis together and we can only overcome and succeed together."
Former Newtown First Selectwoman E. Patricia Llodra nominated Senator Hwang and praised his demonstrated leadership in the General Assembly. "Senator Hwang is someone our residents can count on during difficult times," said Llodra. "He always puts people above politics and makes sure that our state government is providing the services and support that is needed to the communities he represents. I know I can count on Senator Hwang, and I know you can count on him to be there for all of us."
Ryan DeWitt, a student in the Class of 2021 at Fairfield Warde High School seconded Senator Hwang's nomination with enthusiasm and personal impressions. "Senator Hwang is a mentor, not just to me, but to many students throughout the district," said DeWitt. "Senator Hwang takes time to visit with students and to listen to the concerns of young adults. He cares, he listens, he challenges and he is there for all of us."
“Covid-19 has changed our world, country, state and local communities. We need to rebuild a better future despite the daunting challenges caused by this terrible healthcare pandemic and the ensuing economic devastation,” said Hwang. “My focus in the upcoming campaign is to address and solve our constituents' concerns and needs as your state senator. It will be a priority to work for all of you right up to election day and afterward. The challenges are monumental and difficult decisions will need to be made. That is why experience and proven leadership are essential during times of crisis. My passion for the positive powers of public service is why experience and proven leadership are critical now more than ever.”
Senator Tony Hwang represents Connecticut’s 28th Senatorial District, which includes the towns of Fairfield, Newtown, Easton, Weston and Westport. He lives in Fairfield with his wife, Grace, and their children, Christina and Peter.