*Letter to the editor:
No candidate has done more to help commuters than Tony Hwang
For over 20 years I have been an advocate for commuters on Metro-North, first on the CT Metro-North Rail Commuter Council and more recently in a new, independent organization, The Commuter Action Group.
Recognizing that the future of this vital public service depends on bipartisan cooperation, I have called for all candidates running for elected office this fall to take a simple pledge: that they will caucus together, Democrat and Republican, in support of improved rail service for the state.
As an unaffiliated, independent voter I can now voice my support for those candidates whose track-record clearly demonstrates their support for better rail service in our state.
No candidate has done more to help commuters than Tony Hwang.
As both a State Representative and, more recently, a State Senator, he fought efforts to raid the Special Transportation Fund. He has supported increased spending to keep our trains safe and on-time. And he was instrumental in fighting Governor Malloy’s attempt to muzzle the Metro-North Commuter Council, achieving unprecedented bipartisan support for a bill to keep the Council independent.
So it is without hesitation that I endorse Tony Hwang for the State Senate and I encourage commuters to support his candidacy, too.
Commuter Action Group