State Rep. William Tong, the House Chair of the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee, is the Democratic nominee for Attorney General in the November 6th election.
Videography courtesy of Frank Gerratana
Seeking to succeed AG George Jepsen, Tong won the May Democratic convention and Primary in August over a strong and exceptional field of candidates. At a post-primary rally of the Democratic slate in Hartford (video) Tong described the slate led by Gubernatorial Nominee Ned Lamont against Trumpism and GOP policies damaging to working and middle class families as “a firewall.”
Tong was born in Connecticut to immigrant parents. He worked in the family restaurant before going on to Brown University and the University of Chicago Law School. In addition to representing his Stamford House district he is an attorney at Finn, Dixon & Herling LLP.
In the Legislature Tong, won legislation to prohibit abusers in domestic violence cases from owning guns and supported changes in foreclosure laws to protect the right of homeowners going through financial crises. For more than a decade in public service, William Tong has taken on powerful forces and beaten them. As the House Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, William has overall responsibility for Connecticut’s legal system. In that role, William took on the National Rifle Association and won, protecting victims of domestic violence by taking guns away from their abusers. He took on the big banks and overhauled our state’s foreclosure laws to help Connecticut families stay in their homes during the financial crisis. According to Tong’s campaign the AG nominee “took on a system of mass incarceration to give thousands who made mistakes a second chance to succeed and he reformed an unjust bail system. He took on right-wing extremists and helped to pass historic, first-in-the-nation civil rights laws, including laws to protect the LGBTQ community.”
Rep. Tong lives with his wife, Elizabeth, their three children in Stamford.