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Fairfield's Hwang Nominated For Re-Election To State Senate

Newtown First Selectman Pat Llorda, State Sen. Tony Hwang and former State Sen. John McKinney. Photo Credit: Contributed
Tony Hwang gives his nomination acceptance speech
Tony Hwang gives his nomination acceptance speech Video Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – State Senator Tony Hwang was nominated to run for re-election in the 28th Senate District by former State Senator John McKinney and Newtown First Selectman Patricia Llodra.

The 28th District is comprised of Fairfield, Easton, Newtown and parts of Weston and Westport. The nominating convention was held at Samuel Staple Elementary School in Easton where Hwang accepted the nomination with his family.

“Two years ago, I nominated Tony to be my state senator as I knew he was going to do a great job. I am nominating Tony again because he has done exactly that, a great job. He has demonstrated how hard he works, how smart he is, how inclusive he is and how unafraid he is to stand up on issues important to our community. We need that kind of leadership in Hartford and Tony has earned our support,” said McKinney.

Llodra seconded the nomination. “Frankly, I consider it a privilege to speak for Tony as a dedicated and very effective public servant. Fiscal responsibility, moderate social views and an enduring passion for community is what make him an effective advocate. Finally, Tony is a winner and we win with him,” said Llodra.

“It’s an honor and a privilege and I’m extremely grateful for the people within the 28th district that support me as a neighbor and an elected official,” said Hwang upon accepting the nomination. “My critical mission is to ‘commit to the community’ in everything I do and practice representative government with a common sense approach.”

With regard to a common sense approach government, Hwang said, “The first thing you want to recognize is that state government must reflect the needs and wants of the people they represent. However, state government has moved away from that. We have to create jobs, enable business growth and take the tax burden away from citizens by reducing governmental spending. As we reduce spending, we also have a responsibility to ensure that we protect the most vulnerable and work to enable them to succeed. We need to operate under the principles of ‘Predictability, Sustainability and Transparency’.”

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