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His Heart Has Three Loves. Boughton to Seek Ninth Term as Danbury Mayor.


Twentieth century singing phenomenon and French resistance heroine Josephine Baker famously had two loves, her own and Paris. Danbury’s Mark Boughton will do Baker one better with his own, Danbury and the governorship. Boughton, who announced he’s formed an exploratory committee for his third bid for the Republican nomination for governor will also seek a ninth term as Danbury’s mayor in 2017.

The News Times quotes Boughton declaring, “Danbury will always come first. Danbury is my first love.” Danbury’s Democrats have fallen on hard times and will continue to have troubles mounting credible municipal campaigns as long as Gene Eriquez continues to serve as head of the local Democratic party. Eriquez, a former mayor of Danbury, was arrested in the spring for assaulting his wife. The violent attack included Eriquez pushing and punching his wife in the face, as well as preventing her for calling police for help.