Mark Boughton

Mayor Mark Boughton
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The mayor of Danbury, Connecticut may try once again to become governor of Connecticut. Republican Mark Boughton ran for governor two years ago, but suspended his campaign amid fundraising problems before supporting GOP candidate Tom Foley, who lost to Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy. Boughton says he has filed the papers to set up an exploratory committee for the 2018 election.

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton
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Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton says he's officially exploring another bid for Connecticut statewide office.

Democrat Petitions Way Into Danbury Mayor's Race

Aug 8, 2013
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Danbury, Connecticut Mayor Mark Boughton, one of the most prominent Republicans in Connecticut, has a challenger in his re-election bid this November.

Danbury resident Paul McAllister, a Democrat, has collected enough signatures to challenge the mayor.

The News-Times reports that the city's town clerk says McAllister needed 539 signatures to enter the mayoral race. He collected 552.