Philip Dwyer announces candidacy for State Senator of the 28th District
Fairfield, CT – On Wednesday, May 18th, Philip Dwyer of Fairfield officially announced his decision to run for State Senator of the 28th District. The 28th District is composed of the towns of Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston, and Westport.
“It is an honor to be asked to run for the 28th State Senate District representing Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston and Westport, and I look forward to meeting voters and discussing the issues that are important to them,” Dwyer said Wednesday.
US Congressman Jim Himes offered his support of Dwyer’s candidacy, Wednesday. “Phil has been a superb leader on the Fairfield Board of Education, as well as the dozens of projects he has spearheaded across state and region on behalf of the YMCA,” Himes said. “I have seen firsthand the respect Phil has earned across the political spectrum and I know he has the knowledge and experience to address the challenges that face the different communities of the 28th district.”
Fairfield’s DTC Chair, Steven Sheinberg, also lauded Dwyer’s decision to run. “Phil is a leader we all can believe in” Sheinberg said Wednesday. “He is a man of accomplishment, vision and principle, and he has the courage in his convictions to run and represent the people of Fairfield and in all of the 28th district. The Fairfield Democrats are committed to working hard to elect Phil Dwyer as our next State Senator.”
“More than ever, public education is being shaped by decisions made in Hartford,” Dwyer said Wednesday. “If given the opportunity, I would use my experience to craft strategic, goal-oriented solutions that would place more control and resources in the hands of locally elected officials.”
In 2010, Dwyer retired as the President and CEO of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA. During his twenty-year service there, Dwyer headed several task groups aimed at identifying and serving communities in need, both domestically and abroad, and raised and managed multi-million dollar budgets. In addition, he also oversaw numerous major financial projects, including projects in Fairfield, and New Haven county.
Since retiring, he has turned his full attention to public service, and is currently the Chair of the Fairfield Board of Education. Dwyer previously served on the Rye, NY Board of Education, and the Northampton County Council in Pennsylvania.
Dwyer and his wife Debby have lived in Fairfield for 24 years. Their two children both graduated from Fairfield Public Schools.