Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton has announced former Groton Mayor Heather Somers as his running mate as he seeks the Republican gubernatorial nomination. In making the announcement, he said the status quo isn't working and the pair want to change state government, making jobs the top priority. Somers is serving her 5th term on the Groton Town Council, who spearheaded a School Planning Task Force to address the issues of racial imbalance and aging school infrastructure.
She holds Bachelor of Arts in Economics from UConn.
The field of Republican candidates also includes Tom Foley and Senate Minority Leader John McKinney.
Malloy has yet to announce whether he will seek a second term.