Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton has his eyes on the governorship.
He held a news conference this morning about his plans for the 2014 election and said he will form an exploratory committee for governor.
“It continues to be my honor to serve the people of Danbury, which is why I chose to make this announcement in my hometown today,” Boughton said in a statement. “Here in Danbury, and across our state, we continue to feel the devastating effects of a Malloy administration that spends too much, taxes too much, and lacks accountability.”
Before the announcement, there was already wide speculation that the Republican local official might have announced that he would run for governor.
Boughton, 49, has been mayor of Danbury since 2001and was the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 2010. He served as a state representative before becoming mayor.
Last month, State Senator John McKinney threw his hat into the ring for the Republican nomination and businessman Tom Foley might do the same.
Governor Dannel Malloy, a Democrat, has not said if he'll run for reelection.
Boughton will make his announcement at Danbury High School at 10:30 a.m.