Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton has hired a Georgia woman to oversee fundraising operations for his statewide campaign. Boughton formed an exploratory committee last month and announced Wednesday that he has hired Lindsay Jacobs as finance director. He says Jacobs' track record and experience are unparalleled.
Boughton says in order to effectively communicate his message across the state, he is building a strong team at every level.
He fell short in his fundraising during a 2014 gubernatorial run in order to qualify for the state's Citizens Election Program. Boughton would have needed $250,000 in small donations to receive millions in public financing.
Jacobs said she is excited to join Boughton and the Connecticut Comeback Committee. She said in a statement that during his tenure as mayor, Danbury has not only become Connecticut's safest city, but also its best place to start a business and create jobs.