NORWALK, Conn. -- Republican Bill Dunne, a member of the Norwalk Planning Commission and a 24-year resident of Norwalk, has announced his candidacy to represent the 25th State Senate District.
The district 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. “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.”
Dunne also said he is running to address what he calls, "The very alarming downward slide of Connecticut’s economy and fiscal health."
Before his current stint on the Planning Commission, Dunne served on the Norwalk Fair Rent Commission. He is a graduate of Fordham University with a bachelor’s degree in economics; a retiree of the IBM Corp., where he worked in media relations and executive communications; and for the past 20 years has been running an executive communications consultancy in Norwalk.
He and his wife, Midge, have two grown children and two grandchildren.
Duff, a five-term incumbent in the state Senate, responded to Dunne's announcement in an email.
"Democracy is best served when voters have a choice," Duff said in the email. "America is a great country where anyone can run for office."