Tom Foley has made it official. He will run for governor this year.
Foley, the 2010 Republican nominee for governor, made the announcement at the VFW, Post 201 at 1338 Baldwin Street in Waterbury today.
Foley is the former ambassador to Ireland. He lost the 2010 election to current Gov. Dannel Malloy.
"I am not a career politician," Foley said today, and added that Connecticut needs a new direction.
Foley is one of several people who will run for the seat.
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, a Republican, has announced he will run for governor.
State Senator John McKinney is another Republican candidate for governor and State Senator Toni Boucher is exploring a run for the top job.
On the Democratic side, Malloy still won't say whether he's running for a second term, although it's widely expected that he will.