Stamford, CT--- State Representative William Tong announced today that his statewide exploratory committee had raised over $100,000 in the final quarter of 2017. While the committee was formed November 28, 2017, Rep. Tong only accepted his first contribution on December 4, 2017, giving his committee only 27 days to raise over $100,000. He received nearly 475 contributions from every congressional district in Connecticut.
Rep. Tong said that, “It is humbling to see such strong support, and so early, from every corner of the state. This support validates all the hard work I’ve put in as Judiciary Chairman and a legislator for 11 years, winning against some of the most entrenched and powerful interests in Connecticut. This outpouring of support makes me want to work even harder to be a voice fighting for Connecticut families in every corner of our state.”
William Tong launched a statewide exploratory committee to explore running for statewide office. Rep. Tong has served over a decade in the Connecticut House of Representatives including two terms as Co-Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. It is his responsibility to lead the House of Representatives on all legislation related to constitutional law, criminal law, civil rights, consumer protection, probate, judicial nominations and the Judicial branch, and many major areas of substantive law. He is responsible for managing the Judiciary Committee staff and leading a committee of 45 members, collaborating with the Attorney General and his staff on a daily basis. He has practiced law for the last 14 years in active practice as a litigator in both state and federal courts in Connecticut in one of the most well-respected law firms in Connecticut. His work in private practice has included extensive experience managing large cases and teams of lawyers and critical client relationships. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School where he was taught by then-Professor Barack Obama.