There are reports that Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton will be named by Governor Ned Lamont as the next commissioner of the Department of Revenue Services. The Hartford Courant cited leaders of the General Assembly’s Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee, which vets nominations from the governor.
The 56-year old Boughton is serving his 10th term leading Danbury and if confirmed by the legislature, City Council president Joe Cavo would become Mayor.
State Senate President Martin Looney and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff reportedly applauded Governor Lamont for his appointment of Mayor Boughton as Commissioner, calling him a seasoned government professional whose experience includes service as a state representative.
The new General Assembly session starts January 6th.
Boughton is scheduled to give the State of the City address this morning.
The acting Commissioner is John Biello, who replaced Scott Jackson when he left to work for New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker. The position pays $155,000 annually plus $35,000 in fringe benefits.