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  Tong, William
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AffiliationDemocratic  
  2008-01-01  
 
NameWilliam Tong
Address99 Chestnut Hull Rd
Stamford, Connecticut , United States
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Websitehttp://williamtong.com/
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Born May 02, 1973 (46 years)
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InfoWilliam Tong is honored to serve the 147th District, representing parts of Stamford and New Canaan. Geographically the largest district in Stamford, the 147th includes Westover, North Stamford, Scofieldtown, as well as the western side of New Canaan. Representative Tong serves on the Judiciary, Energy and Commerce committees.

A Connecticut native, Representative Tong attended public and private schools in West Hartford. He graduated from Phillips Academy Andover, Brown University and the University of Chicago Law School. Representative Tong is now an attorney with Finn Dixon & Herling LLP, one of Connecticut's leading corporate law firms. Before joining Finn Dixon & Herling, Representative Tong was an attorney with the international law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, and a Management Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He is a member of the state bars of New York and Connecticut, and regularly practices before various state and federal courts. Representative Tong formerly served as a Commissioner on the Personnel Commission of the City of Stamford, and is a member of the Board of Directors for one of Fairfield County's leading social service organizations, Person-to-Person.

Representative Tong is married to his law school classmate and colleague, Elizabeth Tong, who is a corporate tax lawyer at Finn Dixon & Herling LLP. With great happiness, they welcomed their first child, Eleanor Ming Lan Tong (nicknamed "Ming Ming"), on February 23, 2006. Together with their two fox terriers, Representative Tong, Elizabeth and Ming Ming live in North Stamford on Chestnut Hill Road.

Representative Tong is proud to be the first Asian American to serve in the General Assembly, and the first Asian American to be elected at the state level in Connecticut's history.


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09/22/2011-09/25/2011 Public Policy Polling 5.00% ( 0.0) 23.00% ( 0.0) 73.00% ( 0.0)

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  11/06/2018 CT Attorney General Won 52.48% (+6.01%)
  08/14/2018 CT Attorney General - D Primary Won 57.43% (+31.58%)
  05/19/2018 CT Attorney General - D Endorsement Won 63.22% (+26.44%)
  11/08/2016 CT State House 147 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2014 CT State House 147 Won 51.01% (+2.01%)
  09/10/2013 Stamford, CT Mayor - D Primary Lost 47.62% (-4.75%)
  11/06/2012 CT State House 147 Won 54.14% (+8.29%)
  05/12/2012 CT US Senate - D Convention Lost 0.00% (-75.59%)
  11/02/2010 CT State House 147 Won 68.20% (+36.39%)
  11/04/2008 CT State House 147 Won 99.99% (+99.98%)
  11/07/2006 CT State House 147 Won 53.10% (+6.20%)
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  08/14/2012 CT US Senate - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-66.72%)
ENDORSEMENTS
CT US Senate - D Primary - Aug 14, 2012 D Chris Murphy
CT US President - D Primary - Feb 05, 2008 D Barack Obama