Dear Editor –

As a longtime Fairfield resident, I would like to first state that I fully support Tony Hwang’s run for State Senate. He has proven to not only be an affable, warm individual, but truly someone who cares about his constituents and our town.

Personally I have seen him advocate for residents and provide constant communication during Hurricane Sandy, when many Lake Hills residents were receiving no updates from town government or UI. He took the time to not only email residents and check in to see how they were doing, but call UI and demand action. He walked our streets to see if everyone was OK. I am not a registered Republican – and I was very impressed to see a government official actually working toward an immediate solution to a serious issue.

Last year, he coordinated a very informative update on the Affordable Healthcare Act. Again, thinking it might be one sided toward the Republican viewpoint, I attended and listened cautiously. What I found refreshing was that ALL viewpoints were espoused – the pros and cons of the new AHA. There were Democrats and Republicans there – and the forum had incredible information that was meaningful to Tony’s constituents.

Now, I want to address why I am writing this letter…because we can all write letters supporting candidates. I am writing, because not only do I think Tony means what he says and shows up at events because he genuinely cares, but because I hate bullies.

Never in my recent memory, I have I witnessed such despicable behavior in politics in this town. The people bullying Tony seem to be deriving some pleasure out of it. We don’t tolerate bullies at schools and social media, why would we allow and tolerate bullies in politics?

Several of the candidates running on the Fairfield Democratic Town Committee ticket along with its executive board leadership, seem to think this is the way to promote a candidate. It is not. Tony is human and a quality and sincerely caring person. I dare the DTC to take a hard look at itself, and the way it is handling this election season. It is a huge turnoff and disappointing.

I urge you to vote for Tony Hwang on Election Day for State Senate. Tony is running a positive campaign based on accomplishments and vision, he truly cares about his constituents and making their lives better in Fairfield, and like me, opposes bullies and its devastating impact. Tony is real and we need him to be our state senator.  Vote against negative bullying campaign tactics and join me in voting for integrity and character – vote for Tony Hwang.