Hwang truly cares

To the editor:

When I read the petty, irrelevant comments that people made about Sen. Tony Hwang, I was thoroughly disgusted. Tony Hwang doesn’t need a slogan or catch phrase to precede his name. What he says he will do, he does to the best of his ability. Not only does the job get done, it gets done without any political mudslinging and he is always willing to reach across the aisle. He walks the walk and talks the talk without any negativity; he wholeheartedly cares about the people he represents.

The week before Christmas 2016, we received the horrendous, life-altering news that my husband’s cancer had returned. One night we were sitting at home; our doorbell rang. I was shocked to see Tony Hwang standing on our porch, offering not just condolences, but his help. He sincerely asked what we needed and if there was anything that he could do to help to please let him know. A year later, I was diagnosed with cancer, and Tony Hwang was one of the first to call and ask what he could do for us. Tony puts his money where his mouth is when he preaches about kindness and his passionate support of the constituents of his district.

Connecticut is in serious fiscal trouble. The problems the residents of this state are facing are very real, and many are faced with the harsh reality of having to uproot and leave their home. In recent years, more and more people struggle to pay their bills. These are real issues that people have to deal with; they don’t need to listen to petty name-calling, finger-pointing and lies. His track record speaks for itself, and he will indubitably continue to fight for the people of Connecticut in a positive, uplifting manner when he is re-elected.

I commend Tony Hwang for the job he’s done and we will never forget the kindness he bestowed upon us in our time of need. There’s no doubt he will continue to do absolutely all he can for the people he represents.

Patricia Lucas


Haskell best choice

to address top issues

To the editor:

There are two subjects that are of utmost importance for voters to consider in the upcoming election for state senator in District 26. They are gun violence and safety and transportation. Other issues are important as well, but these strike a chord in us of things that must be changed.

Gun legislation has to be supported, especially in Connecticut, where tragedy has struck us at the most visceral level: the killing of children and educators at Sandy Hook. Will Haskell supports stronger gun violence prevention. He would limit magazine clip capacity, limit the number of guns that can be purchased in one transaction, and increase the age for purchasing long guns from 18 to 21. We don’t have time to waste and risk the occurrence of any more horrific events where innocent people are murdered. His opponent, Toni Boucher, has proposed loosening regulations on sales of ammunition, and thinks Connecticut has already gone too far in regulating guns after Sandy Hook. Will Haskell will work to change and tighten gun laws for our safety and that of our children.

Also, the transportation issue: Will Haskell is in favor of increased investment in infrastructure supported by tolls on our roads, especially those that are used by interstate commerce. Funds should be secured so they can’t be appropriated for purposes other than roads and rail improvement. His opponent, Toni Boucher, has voted against the funds lockbox and in her tenure as co-chair of the transportation committee, trains have gotten slower as traffic has increased. It’s time for a change.

Frank and Diane Safran