Tony Hwang

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Tony Hwang
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 134
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2008
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCornell University
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Tony Hwang is a Republican member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 134. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Hwang was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 28 of the Connecticut State Senate.

Biography

Hwang's professional experience includes working as a Relator and in the Corporate Training Program of United Technologies.

Hwang is a member of the Fairfield Rotary Club, and Assistant Tennis Coach at Greens Farms Academy.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hwang served on the following committees:

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Administration and Elections, Ranking Member
Insurance and Real Estate
Public Safety and Security

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hwang served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hwang served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Hwang's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Spend no more than you make

  • Excerpt: "Connecticut taxpayers can no longer afford our bloated state government. Government can’t afford the services it provides now. We need the courage to make hard and reasoned decisions."

Borrow only what you can afford to pay back

  • Excerpt: "It’s time we halt the alarming habit of government borrowing its way out of its financial troubles. This year, state government borrowed again to plug operational expenses in our budget. We cannot borrow to feed our free spending way; instead we need to cut spending and live within our means."

If it's not broken, don't fix it, but if it's not working, let's improve it

  • Excerpt: "Propose consolidating information technology systems at our universities and agencies to eliminate duplication of services. Businesses everywhere have taken these steps – it is time our state government did the same thing."

The more government tries to do the less it does well

  • Excerpt: "Non-profits in developmental services deliver quality care at a cost lower than comparable state run programs. We should consider privatizing services that maintain the same quality services at a lower cost to our taxpayers."

Elections

2014

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Connecticut State Senate consisted of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 10, 2014. Kim Fawcett was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Tony Hwang was unopposed in the Republican primary. Hwang defeated Fawcett in the general election.[3][4]

Connecticut State Senate, District 28 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTony Hwang 53.3% 19,428
     Democratic Kim Fawcett 41.5% 15,121
     Independent Tony Hwang 2.9% 1,053
     Working Families Kim Fawcett 2.3% 840
Total Votes 36,442

2012

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hwang ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 134. Hwang ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Heather Dean (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 134, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTony Hwang Incumbent 65.5% 7,621
     Democratic Heather Dean 34.5% 4,016
Total Votes 11,637

2010

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hwang ran for re-election to the 134th District seat in 2010. He defeated Debbie Blanchard (D) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 134 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tony Hwang (R) 6,364
Michael Murren (D) 3,141

2008

On November 4, 2008, Hwang won election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 134th District, defeating Tom Christiano (D). Hwang received 6,425 votes in the election while Christiano received 5,757 votes.[8] Hwang raised $29,676 for his campaign; Christiano raised $30,155.[9]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 134
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tony Hwang (R) 6,425
Tom Christiano (D) 5,757

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hwang is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Hwang raised a total of $94,215 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[10]

Tony Hwang's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut House of Representatives, District 134 Won $33,612
2010 Connecticut House of Representatives, District 134 Won $30,927
2008 Connecticut House of Representatives, District 134 Won $29,676
Grand Total Raised $94,215

2012

Hwang won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hwang raised a total of $33,612.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tony Hwang's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$26,850
Perillo, Jason D.$100
Greenberg, Mark$100
Monaco, Suzanne B.$100
Carter, Daniel E.$100
Total Raised in 2012$33,612
Source:Follow the Money


2010

In 2010, Hwang raised $30,927 in contributions.[11]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $24,940
Tony Hwang 2010 $1,440

2008

Listed below is the largest contributor to Tony Hwang's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $25,000

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[12]

Legislators are scored on their votes on "issues important to Connecticut's working men and women."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key environmental bills."

2012

In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 8 to May 9.[13]

Legislators are scored on their votes on "issues important to Connecticut's working men and women."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key environmental bills."

Yankee Institute's Voter Guide

See also: Yankee Institute's Voter Guide

The Yankee Institute, a pro-market think tank, releases its Voter Guide after each two-year legislative term. Each member of the Connecticut General Assembly receives a score from 0 to 10 based on how he or she voted in ten key votes. The Institute selects key votes which "reveal the differences between those legislators that would harness the power of individual liberty and the market to improve lives, and those that prefer a centrally-planned approach." A legislator with a 10 voted in agreement with the Yankee Institute on all 10 votes, while a legislator with a 0 voted against the Yankee Institute's views or was absent for all 10 votes.[14]

2012

Hwang received a score of 6 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 40th highest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. This score was 3 lower than his score of 9 for the 2009-10 term.[14]

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