I'm writing to voice my support for the re-election of Tony Hwang as State Representative for the 134th District, representing Fairfield and Trumbull.

It isn't always easy to see what our elected officials are actually doing for us but I think Tony has served us well in his first term. For example, we can all remember losing power for a few days last year following Hurricane Irene. In our case, Tony personally provided daily updates of his discussions with the utility companies. He continuously urged the utilities to address outages more quickly. I believe that his efforts made a difference.

Similarly, Tony has been a strong advocate for us in Hartford. Governments need to learn to do more with less and I fully support Tony's positions of fiscal conservatism.

On a personal note, Tony has been a neighbor for close to ten years. I've witnessed firsthand his commitment to his family and his community and think he has earned a second term.

Michael Mangan