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Tony Hwang Thanks Voters of 28th Senate District

Tony Hwang Thanks Voters of 28th Senate District

Overwhelmed with emotion, I was left speechless on Election Day when I learned I had won the honor and privilege to serve and represent the 28th Senate District in Connecticut. It was another step forward in living the American dream.

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I was overcome with joy after pouring my heart and faith into this campaign and believing in the positive and transformative power of our democracy, to have the support and trust of the very people I care so deeply about — the people of Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston and Westport. I was overcome by the magnitude of the moment. It truly was humbling.

Of course, this is not my victory. It is ours — everyone who supported me, and especially those who volunteered their time and energy to help spread our positive message and instill a renewed faith in the political process.

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I believe this is also a victory for those who did not vote for me; most importantly because they exercised their right to vote, but also because I am just as committed to them as I am to those who voted for me. I am the state Senator for all residents of the 28th District, and, as promised, I will work on all of your behalf to tackle head-on, the challenges we face and build a brighter future for Connecticut.

We will do this by working together, and by bringing a heightened level of civil discourse to the debates in Hartford. We will do this by always putting people above politics, and worrying more about doing what is right and necessary rather than better positioning for the next election.

We have our work cut out for us — that is for sure. Our struggling economy demands that we take decisive action to make our state more business friendly, now and in the long-term, and that will have to include making strategic investments to improve our ailing transportation infrastructure. Our families and businesses owners also need a break from their already too-high tax burden, so it’s time we finally take a responsible approach to state spending, borrowing and taxation to bring about real relief.

We can do this, and we will. Importantly, too, we will do so without sacrificing our responsibility to ensure our communities are safe and that the neediest among us get the support they need to get back on their feet.

I am incredibly proud of the campaign we ran, because it reflected the values that I strive every day to uphold as an elected representative of our community — character, integrity and leadership. We won by staying focused on a record of accomplishments and our positive message of commitment to community.

The day after Election Day, I had time to reflect on the campaign and all the great people I met along the way and their encouraging messages of prioritizing our state government to truly serve the needs of our communities. I am energized to do my best to represent our communities and its people.

We can and must do better. We did do better. The people we represent deserve it. I’m proud to say our victory on Election Day is evidence that an individual can win by taking the high road.

Thank you again for placing your trust in me. I will work tirelessly everyday to earn it.

Tony Hwang
Senator-elect, 28th District

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A look back — through photos — on Tony Hwang’s successful campaign to serve as state Senator of Connecticut’s 28th District, representing Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston, and Westport. View Now >>

 

Two Years After Superstorm Sandy, Tony Hwang Still Inspired by Volunteers

Two Years After Superstorm Sandy, Tony Hwang Still Inspired by Volunteers

If we could travel back in time two years ago from today, hundreds of thousands of us were without power and thousands had been displaced from their homes as our state woke up to one of the worst natural disasters our region has ever experienced. Superstorm Sandy’s unprecedented destruction became a reality most of us… Continue Reading

Tony Hwang’s State Senate Campaign Gets Boost From Llodra, McKinney

Tony Hwang’s State Senate Campaign Gets Boost From Llodra, McKinney

With the clock rapidly winding down to Election Day, Tony Hwang’s state senate campaign secured two key endorsements this week. Hwang, a Fairfield resident and six-year veteran of the legislature, received strong support from Newtown First Selectman Patricia Llodra and John McKinney, the eight-term state senator who gave up his seat when he unsuccessfully sought… Continue Reading

Tony Hwang: Why I’m Running to be Your State Senator

Tony Hwang: Why I’m Running to be Your State Senator

Seniors who can’t afford to stay in their home. Residents who have had enough with the never-ending increase in taxes and state spending. The small business that wants to succeed and grow. Commuters. Parents who want a brighter future for their children. Every resident of Fairfield, Easton, Newtown Weston and Westport — no matter what… Continue Reading

Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra Endorses Tony Hwang for CT Senate

Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra Endorses Tony Hwang for CT Senate

By E. Patricia Llodra, Newtown First Selectman In a letter I wrote last week, I related that I was still undecided about who to vote for on Election Day. After considerable thought, research and observation, I’ve come to a decision in at least one of our races, arguably one of the most important. With state Senator… Continue Reading

John McKinney Says 28th Senate District Needs Tony Hwang’s Leadership

John McKinney Says 28th Senate District Needs Tony Hwang’s Leadership

By State Senator John McKinney Representing my hometown of Fairfield and the residents of Easton, Newtown, Weston and Westport for the past 16 years has been an honor and a privilege. Serving as your state Senator has truly been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had. Yet there comes a time when change and a… Continue Reading

Tony Hwang Highlights Importance of Manufacturing to Economy, Job Creation

Tony Hwang Highlights Importance of Manufacturing to Economy, Job Creation

Evidencing Tony Hwang’s commitment to manufacturing and the significant role it plays in Connecticut’s economy and job creation, the American Manufacturing Hall of Fame invited him to speak at its annual dinner earlier this month. The American Manufacturing Hall of Fame is located at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport. Thanks to Tony’s leadership and effective advocacy,… Continue Reading

State’s Largest Business Organization Endorses Tony Hwang for CT Senate

State’s Largest Business Organization Endorses Tony Hwang for CT Senate

The Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA), the state’s largest business organization, has endorsed TonyHwang for election to the state Senate, representing the 28th District. “It’s critical to elect legislators who will make the tough decisions necessary to improve the economy, grow jobs, invest in transportation, and make Connecticut a better place to do business,” said Joe Brennan, CBIA executive… Continue Reading

Volunteers and Community Drive Successful Completion of New EMS Headquarters in Newtown

Volunteers and Community Drive Successful Completion of New EMS Headquarters in Newtown

The strong sense of community and the incredible power of volunteerism were clearly on display at the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps Grand Opening celebration on Saturday. I was honored to join more than 100 community leaders, public safety officials and residents at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new building is exceptional, most noticeably for its fine… Continue Reading

Proactive Environmental Leadership Earns Tony Hwang CTLCV Endorsement for State Senate

Proactive Environmental Leadership Earns Tony Hwang CTLCV Endorsement for State Senate

Citing his “proactive and exemplary leadership role,” the bipartisan Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) has endorsed Tony Hwang for the 28th Senate District race. “Tony Hwang has been a champion at the Connecticut State Legislature on behalf of the environment on many issues and he deserves our support,” said Lori Brown, CTLCV executive director.… Continue Reading