Danbury Mayor Recovering After Brain Surgery

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is recovering after undergoing brain surgery to remove a cyst doctors discovered during a recent check-up, the mayor’s office said on Tuesday.

Boughton's office said the mayor's medical team is very pleased with the results and are confident in his full recovery.

On Monday, the Republican mayor shared the news about a cyst in his brain. 

“We are confident that the removal of the cyst will be a one-time procedure without the need for additional surgery or medical intervention,” he wrote.

The mayor had surgery this week at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and is expected to return to work within a few weeks.

“As Mayor, I have the responsibility to be a steward of the public trust,” Boughton wrote. “It is with that sentiment in mind that I wanted to share this turn of events with you all.”

The 53-year-old Boughton has been the mayor of Danbury for eight consecutive terms, the longest serving mayor in the city's history. In April, he announced that he was exploring a possible run for governor. He failed to win the Republican nomination in 2010 and 2014.

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