William Tong is honored to serve the 147th District in the Connecticut House of Representatives. Now in his fifth term, Representative Tong represents the largest district in Stamford that includes North Stamford, Springdale, Westover, and the western part of Darien.
Representative Tong is the House Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, which has broad jurisdiction over all criminal laws in Connecticut, the court system and all judicial nominations, and most substantive areas of civil rights, commercial and business law, real property, and probate. Representative Tong was previously House Chairman of the Banking Committee.
Despite an extraordinarily difficult budget environment, Representative Tong secured an unprecedented total of more than $135 million in state aid to Stamford and Darien in 2015. Since Representative Tong joined the legislature, state education funding to Stamford has nearly doubled. At the same time, Representative Tong has fought to cut billions from the state budget, fought against tax increases, and provided millions in local property tax relief.
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