Rep. Tony Hwang selected as Republican Leader in Government Administration & Elections Committee

Representative Tony Hwang (R-134) has received his appointments from House Republican Leader Lawrence F. Cafero, Jr. (R-142), as to which committees he will serve on during his second term.

Rep. Hwang will serve as Ranking Member on the legislature’s Government Administration and Elections Committee which addresses issues concerning the Department of Administrative Services, Department of Public Works, state government organization and reorganization, structures and procedures, Freedom of Information Commission and Ethics Commission as well as well as elections and election laws. Hwang noted that this committee has a great deal of responsibility ahead of it this session, as important decisions on cutting government services and programs will need to be made through it.

He has also been re-appointed to the powerful state budget-writing Appropriations Committee which oversees matters relating to the state budget and agency budgets, state employee salaries and benefits, pensions and collective bargaining.  In this committee, Hwang will serve as Ranking Member of the General Government Subcommittee addressing budget issues and government roles. 

He will also serve on the Environment Committee, which deals with matters concerning the State Department of Environmental Protection, including conservation, recreation, pollution control, and the Department of Agriculture including farming and livestock.

“In his comparatively short time here in the legislature Representative Hwang has distinguished himself as a capable leader and legislator,” said Rep. Cafero on his appointment of Hwang.  “These committee assignments reflect the trust and faith I place on his capabilities to get the job done, especially as the Ranking Member of the GAE Committee where some of the state’s most difficult issues will be debated.”

“I am honored to be appointed to these committees for the coming session of the legislature,” said Hwang.  “There are a number of critically important issues that will be coming before each of these committees, and I look forward to dedicating myself to the work ahead.”

Rep. Hwang represents the 134th District which includes Fairfield and Trumbull.  He was elected to his second term on November 2, 2010.

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