Sen. Hwang Reminds Families to Consider Water Safety

In May of 2018, Sen. Tony Hwang joined the Stew Leonard III Water Safety Foundation in its effort to raise awareness about water safety.  May was Water Safety Awareness Month, but Summer is still in full swing and as families enjoy their time by the pool and trips to local beaches, Senator Hwang and the Stew Leonard III Water Safety Continue Reading

Please listen to and share my interview with Brad Davis of The Talk of Connecticut.

We discussed how police departments across Connecticut are working to combat distracted driving with their annual “U Drive U Text U Pay” campaign.

First time offenders will be ticketed $150, while repeat offenders could pay up to $500 or even $1,000 if they violate the law in a work zone.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says distracted driving claims the lives of more than 3,400 people each year.

And the crackdown isn’t just for phone-related offenses.

Putting on makeup, eating or even fiddling with the radio could all be grounds for a traffic stop.

Spread the word and be safe out there!

(Listen) Fairfield Little League Rocks!

Listen to my interview with Mike Bellamy of WICC AM 600 where I discuss the incredible accomplishments of the Fairfield Little League Girls Softball team.

What a tremendous effort in the Little League East Regional… falling just short of playing in the World Series. Thank you for inspiring so many young girls to work toward achieving success and goals!

I also discuss how the Fairfield American Little League Baseball team captured its 3rd straight CT State Title… and the team now goes to the New England Region with a chance to win regional and go to the World Series.

Congratulations to all players, coaches and their families on this great tradition of success!



Sen. Tony Hwang (center) stands with students from Fairfield University’s Upward Bound program.

Sen. Hwang Speaks to Upward Bound Program at Fairfield University

Sen. Tony Hwang on July 17 visited with students from Fairfield University’s Upward Bound program.

The federally funded program provides low income, potential first-generation college students with the tools necessary to access postsecondary education as full participants.

“As someone who personally participated in the Upward Bound as a teen, I know this program’s value,” Sen. Hwang said.  “The program helps improve academic performance, motivation levels, and self-confidence of students so that they reach their ultimate goal of achieving a college degree.  I commend Fairfield University on being a leader in supporting students as they push beyond barriers to college access.  This visit was inspiring.  I appreciate the opportunity to talk with the students and to urge them to keep working hard in pursuit of their goals.”

Rony Delva, Executive Director for the Fairfield University Upward Bound Program, added, “Our students and staff were delighted to welcome Senator Tony Hwang, a long-time supporter and friend of the Upward Bound Program at Fairfield University. Tony’s words of encouragement and positive message resonated well with our students.  As a former Upward Bound student, Tony understands our mission, which is to prepare college bound students for a brighter future.”

All Upward Bound activities and services are provided at no cost to the students and their families.

*Sen. Hwang represents Connecticut’s 28th Senatorial District which includes Fairfield, Easton, Weston, Westport, Newtown and Sandy Hook.  He can be reached at 800-842-1421 and at On the web:



That’s how I described outgoing Gov. Dan Malloy’s attempt to put $10 million on the state taxpayers’ credit card to study the issue of tolls in Connecticut.

Watch the News 12 story here:

You can help me defeat the governor’s arrogant proposal.


Contact members of the State Bond Commission today.

Urge them to “Vote NO on the Tolls Study!”

Contact information for members is listed below.

Let them hear you!

The vote takes place on Wednesday, so keep calling and emailing them!