Mark Boughton (Republican) was a candidate for Governor of Connecticut. Boughton lost the primary on August 14, 2018.
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Boughton is the mayor of Danbury, Connecticut. He ran briefly for the 2014 Republican nomination for Governor of Connecticut, but withdrew before the primary.
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 Gov. 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.