Mark Boughton is currently serving his eighth consecutive term as mayor of the City of Danbury. Boughton, a lifelong Danbury resident, graduated from Danbury High School in 1982 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in History from Central Connecticut State University. He returned to Danbury to earn a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from Western Connecticut State University.
Boughton served in the United States Army Reserve from 1983 to 1989, achieving the rank of Sergeant. In 1987, he decided to explore his passion for education and returned to Danbury High School to teach Social Studies. After experiencing first-hand the deficiencies of Connecticut’s education system, Boughton ran for State Representative of Connecticut’s 138th District in order to take his passion for education and public service to the Capitol. During his three years in office, Boughton achieved a perfect voting record in the General Assembly and served as a ranking member of the Environment and Education Committees.
Throughout his time in office, Mayor Boughton has fought to improve Connecticut’s education system, revitalize downtown Danbury, enhance infrastructure, improve the quality of life of his constituents, and expand their access to government. Boughton is guided by the principle of “People over Politics,” paving the way for his success in creating bi-partisan, common sense solutions for Danbury.
Under his leadership, Danbury has championed the lowest unemployment rate among all of Connecticut’s major cities through significant growth in economic development and a steady increase in job opportunities. Danbury has been named the second-best city to live in in the country and the best small city in Connecticut to start a business. Boughton continues to make Danbury the “best place to live, work, and be educated” and is prepared to make Danbury’s success Connecticut’s reality.