CT Post: Dwyer for Senate in the 28th

Philip Dwyer, the Democratic candidate for state senator in the 28th district, has demonstrated his concern for his communities through a long history — both professionally and personally.

Before moving to Fairfield 24 years ago, he had served on the Board of Education in Rye., N.Y., and the Northampton County Council in Pennsylvania.

Since November 2011 he has been a member of the Fairfield Board of Education and its chair since 2012.

To say he understands the intricacies — including financing — of public education would be a gross understatement.

After a 20-year career with the YMCA, he retired in 2010 as president and CEO of the Central Connecticut Coast branch of the organization.

Dwyer’s aspiration is to represent the people of the 28th district. He has no eye for higher office.

Beyond that, his approach is a reasonable one that incorporates collaboration and pragmatism.

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.

Dwyer is challenging a popular incumbent and has an uphill climb ahead of him.

We are confident, though, that should he be elected Dwyer would do an outstanding, focused job on behalf of his constituents.

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