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William Tong

William Tong is the 25th Attorney General and first Asian American elected statewide in Connecticut. As Attorney General, Tong’s top priority is to protect Connecticut residents and consumers from powerful forces that threaten us. As Attorney General, he has taken on Purdue Pharmaceuticals, securing $6 Billion for those affected by the opioid crisis.  He has also held ExxonMobil accountable for decades of lies regarding their role in climate change. He graduated from Phillips Academy Andover, Brown University and the University of Chicago Law School. He practiced law for 18 years as a litigator in state and federal courts. He then went on to serve 12 years in the Connecticut House of Representatives. A Connecticut native, Tong is the oldest of five children and grew up working side-by-side with his immigrant parents in their family’s Chinese restaurant. He and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Stamford with their three children and too many pets.