Hwang: Newtown First Selectman Llodra “someone I admire greatly”

May 26, 2017

Sen. Tony Hwang, who represents Newtown, issued the following statement regarding Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra’s decision not to seek re-election:

“Friend. Mentor. Leader. These are but a few of the words that come to mind when I think of Pat Llodra. It has been an honor to work with her for the betterment of Newtown. She is tireless, she is selfless, and she is strong. Pat’s emphasis on commitment to community and simple acts of kindness has had – and will continue to have – a positive influence on how we live our lives. Simply put, Pat Llodra loves Newtown and its people. She is a very special person – someone I admire greatly – and I wish her nothing but the very best in the future.”

Attached photo: Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra and Sen. Tony Hwang on Mar. 1 testified side by side at the Legislative Office Building before the state legislature’s Education Committee in opposition to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed state budget and the unfair burdens it places on municipalities, schools, and property taxpayers.