Senator Tony Hwang Unanimously Nominated For 4th Term

Nikki Gaskins

State Sen. Tony Hwang received the unanimous and backing of Republicans from Fairfield, Westport, Weston, Easton and Newtown on Monday night to run for his fourth term serving the Connecticut General Assembly’s 28th Senate District.

"It has been the honor of my life, second only to my family, to serve the Connecticut residents of the 28th Senate district," Sen. Hwang said. "During these difficult times, I have talked to many residents throughout our district who have been impacted, heroes who have answered the call to help those in need, and many who are worried about the future of our state and great country due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We will get through these difficult times by working together. We are in this crisis together and we can only overcome and succeed together."

Former Newtown First Selectwoman E. Patricia Llodra nominated Senator Hwang and praised his demonstrated leadership in the General Assembly. Ryan DeWitt, a student in the Class of 2021 at Fairfield Warde High School seconded Senator Hwang's nomination.

"Senator Hwang is a mentor, not just to me, but to many students throughout the district," said DeWitt. "Senator Hwang takes time to visit with students and to listen to the concerns of young adults. He cares, he listens, he challenges and he is there for all of us," DeWitt said.

Hwang said his focus for the upcoming campaign is to address and solve his constituents' concerns and needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

"It will be a priority to work for all of you right up to election day and afterward. The challenges are monumental and difficult decisions will need to be made," he stressed. "That is why experience and proven leadership are essential during times of crisis. My passion for the positive powers of public service is why experience and proven leadership are critical now more than ever.”

This article originally appeared on the Weston-Redding-Easton Patch