Republican gubernatorial candidate and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton on Monday released his 2013 tax returns and called on others running for governor to do the same.
The returns show that Boughton and his wife, Phyllis Boughton, paid $25,950 in taxes on a combined income of $179,533 for an effective tax rate of 14.5 percent. Their income was divided between the salary Boughton earns from the city of Danbury and his wife’s earnings as owner and manager of Connecticut Kitchen & Bath in Danbury.
“In the interest of personal financial disclosure and giving the public as much information as possible, I call on every candidate for Governor to join me in releasing their tax returns,” Boughton said in a statement.
“Being Connecticut’s Governor is a privilege, not an entitlement, and people expect everyone to play by the same rules,” said Boughton. “I encourage every candidate, including Governor Malloy and Ambassador Foley, to release their tax returns as I have done.”
Last fall, former U.S. Ambassador Tom Foley, the 2010 Republican nominee who is seeking a rematch against Malloy, called on the governor to release his tax returns to prove that he did not receive any money from entities associated with environmental consultant Dan Esty, former Connecticut DEEP Commissioner.