Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton says he will make a “major announcement” Tuesday regarding his gubernatorial campaign, but he would not say Monday what those plans are.
Three well-placed Republican sources, however, told Capitol Watch that Boughton will name former Groton mayor and current council member Heather Bond Somers as his running mate.
Boughton will be driving clear across the state to the Gold Star Highway in Groton to make the announcement – going essentially 100 miles from the New York State border nearly to the Rhode Island border.
A native of Groton, Somers, 47, served from 2003 through 2009 on the Groton Town Council. She then moved briefly to New London before moving back to win the local race in November 2011.
A graduate of Robert E. Fitch Senior High School in Groton, she later graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in economics and English. Somers has been heavily involved in the healthcare industry and helped create a medical device manufacturing company with partners in Willimantic in 1997. Continue reading