Republican Bill Dunne, a member of the Norwalk Planning Commission and a 24-year resident of Norwalk, announces his candidacy for the 25th Senatorial District.
Democrat Bob Duff currently represents the district, which encompasses all of Norwalk and most of Darien.
"Darien and Norwalk deserve much better representation in the state Senate than we've been getting," Dunne said in a news release. "Bob Duff, the incumbent senator, has been enabling Hartford to treat taxpayers in this district like an ATM to pay for hugely expensive and wasteful projects elsewhere in the state. This has to stop."
Prior to his current service on the Norwalk Planning Commission, Dunne served on the Norwalk Fair Rent Commission. He is a graduate of Fordham University with a bachelor's degree in economics and a retiree of the IBM Corp., where he worked in media relations and executive communications. For the past 20 years he has been running an executive-communications consultancy in Norwalk. He and his wife, Midge, have two grown children and two grandchildren.
"Darien and Norwalk are wonderful places," Dunne said. "Each has very distinct charms and histories, and both deserve to have their local concerns vigorously represented in Hartford. That's not what has been happening, and we have suffered as a result. I think the voters of Darien and Norwalk will agree that the process of reversing the downward slide can't begin too soon."