Danbury’s Success can be Connecticut’s Reality

April 13, 2018

Recently, Danbury was named by WalletHub as the number one city in Connecticut to start a business. This same recognition can be achieved by adopting Mayor Mark Boughton’s pro-growth policies, featuring by Republican principles and Republican values.

Throughout Boughton’s tenure as Mayor, the unemployment rate in Danbury has remained one of the lowest in the state, sitting at 3.9% compared to the statewide rate of 4.7%. Since the end of the Great Recession in 2010, Danbury has recovered over 107% of the jobs lost, while the state has recovered just 74.1%. While Connecticut’s credit rating and financial picture have steadily worsened, Danbury maintains a AAA credit rating. Additionally, Danbury’s employee pension system is nearly fully-funded, while Connecticut’s state pension system remains the most underfunded in the nation.

“Connecticut’s failures over the last 8 years are well documented. I am running for Governor to turn our state around. Connecticut needs to be a place where people want to live, play, and work, rather than leave as was the case not so long ago,” said Boughton. “The time for partisan bickering at the cost of success for Connecticut’s residents is over. By phasing out the state income tax, reducing arduous anti-job regulations, and working together with people across the political spectrum, we will turn Connecticut’s future around.”

It’s time to fight for our future. Mark Boughton is ready to roll up his sleeves and put Connecticut back on track – all it takes is a little ingenuity and a lot of hard work. As Mayor of the City of Danbury for the last 15 years, Boughton led the city through changing economic landscapes. By putting people over politics, Danbury is growing while the rest of the state is losing population. Danbury’s economy is diverse and resilient. He has kept taxes down, crime rates low, and continuously balanced the city budget.

He has a plan to phase out the state income tax. By putting money back in the pockets of our residents, we can attract more people to our great state and create new job opportunities across the board. By overhauling our current government structure, empowering local governments, and helping launch people into economic self-reliance, we can ensure Connecticut’s success.