I am writing to set the record straight about Tony Hwang.

As a candidate for the 134th Generally Assembly District seat, I've had the pleasure of meeting thousands of voters in Fairfield and Trumbull as I've walked door-to-door campaigning.

In those conversations, I introduce myself and explain that Tony Hwang is now running for state Senate and that he has endorsed me as the candidate to replace him in the 134th. When I mention Tony's name, I'm met with a smile and unsolicited expressions of appreciation and love for Tony.

The constituents he has served for the past six years volunteer stories that reveal Tony's true sprit and character.

Around Lake Mohegan, I heard stories about Tony's commitment during Storm Sandy. Residents were without power for more than a week, and while most town officials were focused on the hard-hit beach area, it was Tony who was coming by to check on them, deliver hot coffee and be a source of comfort and caring.

I heard from grandparents and parents of children with autism about how Tony helped ensure the services they needed were available and that they knew how to access them.

I have known Tony for years, as our daughters went through Fairfield schools together. There is no question that Tony is for real.

I am proud to campaign with him, for him and call him my friend. I hope you will join me in voting for Tony Hwang for state Senate on Nov. 4.

Laura Devlin