Congratulations Phil! The CT Post has endorsed Phil Dwyer for State Senate district #28, which covers all of Newtown.
We met Phil earlier this year as he started exploring a run for the State Senate. We were impressed with his resume of community service, his work ethic and his long resume supporting working families, social justice and education.
Phil’s knowledge of the education system is going to be key as CT tries to figure out new ways to equally fund our school after the recent court decision ruled that our current system was not working for all. Phil’s experience on the Fairfield Board of Education and as the Chair since 2012 gives him a working knowledge of school funding that will serve all of us well. “To say he understands the intricacies – including financing – of public education would be a gross understatement”.
Phil’s career of service to the YMCA also gives him a sense of pragmatism and first hand knowledge of collaboration with diverse groups of people that is needed in Hartford. Phil’s work as CEO of the CT Central Coast YMCA put him contact with people whose in need and in crisis. “He understands the needs of his constituents, and the profound impact that decisions made at the state level have on the towns in his district”.
We are happy to see the CT Post realize what we did this spring when we met Phil. That his hard work, dedication and common sense pragmatic approach to problem solving is what this state needs. While the incumbent is probably focused on higher office, Phil will be focused on serving the 28th Senate district on a daily basis.