State Rep. Tony Hwang, R-134th District, joined numerous other male leaders from across the state as they were recognized in a new class of “First 100 Plus” Men for their leadership in fighting domestic violence by the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

The state-wide event, held at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell, gave the organization an opportunity to reflect on the positive legislative changes that have taken place in preventing domestic violence and honor those who have made significant contributions to that effort, while recognizing the tremendous work ahead in ending domestic abuse.

“It really is a great honor to be counted among the many leaders statewide who have made contributions to the effort to prevent and raise awareness of domestic abuse, something that deeply impacts the families that suffer under it,” said Hwang. “The victims of domestic violence may suffer deep physical pain as well as psychological terror. It is a terrible cycle we are all working hard to break.”

Debra Greenwood, the CEO of the Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County, which includes Trumbull, nominated Hwang because of his support in the fight against domestic violence locally.

“When we turned to Tony he was always there to support us and to help get the word out,” said Greenwood. “He has truly helped us make a difference in the community and it would have been much harder to do what we’ve done in the region without his help.”

The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence is the recognized leading voice for victims and those who serve them in Connecticut.