In endorsing Tony Hwang for state Senate, Fairfield Town Clerk Betsy Browne praised him for his dedication to community service.
Browne was on hand at Penfield Beach this summer when the Fairfield Republican Town Committee presented Hwang with its Gerry Malafronte Community Service Award.
“He epitomized what it means to give back to the town,” Browne said of Malafronte. “I think Tony Hwang is cut from the same cloth as Gerry. You always see Tony out in the community voluntering his time. And it’s not lip service.”
From serving food at charity events to reading to children in Fairfield’s schools, Browne says Hwang has dedicated countless hours giving back to the community. He’s a family man too, she noted.
“I have to say, I’m proud to be a friend of Tony’s.”
“In getting this community award, it reinforces more than anything else why we are here — as public advocates, as Republicans, as people that care about our community,” Hwang said. “We want to make this better. We want to make this place better.”
“When we talk about community, and all the richness that we have in our community — and we have such great richness within all the towns in Connecticut — I’m afraid that if we don’t fight to protect our jobs and our economy, to reign in the control of taxes and spending, we may no longer be able to afford to live in this beautiful state we love,” Hwang said. “I’m concerned, that the community we have worked so hard to treasure and preserve, will no longer be there.”
Many residents of the 28th District have said the very same thing to Hwang, when he’s met them while campaigning. They’ve also expressed gratitude that he’s fighting for them.
“Community service is what it’s all about,” Hwang said. “It’s who I am, and who my parents raised me to be. It’s at the heart of everything I do as your state representative, and, with your support, it will continue to drive my approach as your state senator.”