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Mayor Mark D. Boughton

Serving his eighth term in office, making him the longest serving Mayor in Danbury’s history; Mayor Mark Boughton has made great strides in our city. Born and raised in Danbury, Mayor Boughton attended Danbury public schools and graduated from Danbury High School in 1982. Upon graduation, he remained in his home state and attended Central Connecticut State University, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in History. He went on to receive his Master's Degree in Educational Psychology from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.

Mark served in the United States Army Reserve from 1983 to 1989 where he achieved the rank of Sergeant. He returned to Danbury High School in 1987 to teach Social Studies, as a highly regarded educator he has been, and continues to be, a leading advocate of quality education for all children.

Having always had a deep love for public service, Mark served as a member of the Danbury Planning Commission from 1995 to 1998 and later went on to serve three years as Connecticut's 138th District State Representative. During that time, Boughton achieved a perfect voting record in the General Assembly, where he was ranking member of the Environment Committee, as well as member of the Education Committee.

While in office, Mayor Boughton has been committed to a top notch educational system, the revitalization of downtown, infrastructure enhancement, improving quality of life issues, and expanding citizens’ access to government. His "People Over Politics" philosophy has evolved into a bi-partisan form of governing.

In the last few years Mayor Boughton has dedicated himself to downsizing and reorganizing our government, solid financial management, upgrading and modernizing our schools, enacting new legislation to protect our children and our neighborhoods, delivering new customer service tools such as Cityline 311, phone and email notification, Danbury Television (DTV), and vast public safety improvements.

Mayor Boughton is devoted to making Danbury the "greatest place to live work and be educated."