FAIRFIELD/TRUMBULL - Representative Tony Hwang (R-134th, Fairfield and Trumbull) announced that CT House Republican Leader Lawrence Cafero has appointed him to the following committees for the Connecticut General Assembly’s 2013-14 legislative sessions: Government Administration and Elections (GA&E); Public Safety and Security; and Insurance and Real Estate. These appointments will become effective following final approval from the General Assembly’s Legislative Leadership on Committees.
“During his time here in the CT legislature, Rep. Hwang has distinguished himself as a capable leader and effective legislator who is deeply connected to the communities he serves,” said House Minority Leader Cafero. “These committee assignments reflect the trust and confidence we have in Tony’s ability to get the job done effectively, particularly as the Ranking Leader of the GA&E Committee where some of our state’s most challenging issues are debated and put forth to the full Assembly. His prior experience on the GA&E and other committees will also serve as a valuable resource to other committee members and for the communities Tony serves as a legislator for the 134th District.”
“It is an honor and privilege to be appointed to these committees for the 2013-14 legislative sessions,” said Rep. Hwang. “There are a number of important issues slated to come before each of these committees that are particularly relevant to Fairfield, Trumbull and our state. Indeed, the GA&E committee will be charged with examining important matters on the delivery of many government goods and services, and in making recommendations to drive program efficiencies that produce tangible cost savings.” Rep. Hwang concluded: “Today, I reaffirm my dedication to being a legislator for the people I serve in the 134th District based on the philosophy of ‘Commitment to Community’ and am excited to roll up my sleeves and get to work.”
Rep. Hwang will again serve as Ranking Leader on the Legislature’s Government Administration and Elections Committee which has oversight and impact on issues of elections and election laws. Critical legislations will include campaign finance reform and voter access and integrity. The GA&E Committee also has cognizance on matters relating to the state’s administrative and public work services; the Freedom of Information and Ethics Commissions.
Rep. Hwang requested and was granted assignment onto the Public Safety and Security Committee, which deals with matters relating to Homeland Security, Department of Public Safety. This committee assignment will provide Rep. Hwang the opportunity to work more closely with our community’s first responders in Police, Fire and EMS to ensure that all our residents are safe and secure.
Rep. Hwang has also been appointed to the Insurance and Real Estate Committee which oversees matters relating to insurance and real estate law. Rep. Hwang has been a strong advocate of health insurance availability and affordability for every resident in Connecticut along with local small businesses. This committee will be a critical conduit to the implementation of the Federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) in our state and local municipalities. The committee will also have oversight in real estate law which will allow Rep. Hwang to bring his 10+ years of residential real estate sales experience and an active voice for over 15,000 real estate professionals engaged in all aspects of the real estate business in our state.
Rep. Tony Hwang was recently re-elected to a 3rd term in the Connecticut General Assembly. Rep. Hwang represents the 134th District, which encompasses portions of Fairfield and Trumbull. Rep. Hwang is the ranking leader in the Government Administration and Elections Committee and was a member of Appropriations and Environment committees in the 2011-2012 legislative sessions. Rep. Hwang is a member of the CT Innovation Life Sciences Business/Government Group.