Mark Boughton

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Mark D. Boughton
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Governor of Connecticut
Former Candidate
Mayor of Danbury
Elections and appointments
Last election November 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Connecticut House of Representatives, District 138
High schoolDanbury High School (1982)
Bachelor'sCentral Connecticut State University
Master'sWestern Connecticut State University
Military service
Service/branchSergeant, U.S. Army Reserve
Years of service1983-1989
Date of birthFebruary 20, 1964
Place of birthDanbury, Connecticut
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Mark D. Boughton (b. February 20, 1964, in Danbury, Connecticut) is the Mayor of Danbury, Connecticut.

He ran briefly for the 2014 Republican nomination for Governor of Connecticut, but withdrew before the primary.[1][2][3] He sought the Republican nomination in the primary on August 12, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

He was the 2010 Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, running on a ticket with Tom Foley. Boughton and Foley were defeated by Democratic Governor Dan Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman in the general election on November 2, 2010.


Boughton is the Mayor of Danbury and former state legislator, representing the 138th District of Connecticut from 1999-2003. He served six years in the U.S. Army Reserve and worked as a Social Studies teacher.[4]


  • Danbury High School (1982)
  • Bachelor's of Science in American History, Central Connecticut State University
  • Education Degree in American History, Central Connecticut State University
  • Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology, Western Connecticut State University



See also: Connecticut gubernatorial election, 2014

Boughton ran for election to the office of Governor of Connecticut in 2014.[2][3] He dropped out of the race before he could appear on the primary ballot.[1] The general election took place November 4, 2014.


See also: Connecticut lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010 and Lieutenant Governor elections, 2010

Boughton faced Nancy Wyman (D) and Cicero B. Booker, Jr. (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Governor, Lieutenant Governor, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDan Malloy & Nancy Wyman 51.2% 587,182
     Republican Tom Foley & Mark Boughton 47.2% 540,970
     Independent Thomas E. Marsh & Cicero B. Booker, Jr. 1.5% 17,629
Total Votes 1,145,781


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