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Mark Boughton, running for Republican gubernatorial nomination, taps Groton Councilor Heather Bond Somers for ticket

Published January 28. 2014 11:00AM   Updated January 28. 2014 12:27PM

Groton - Mark Boughton, the Danbury mayor who is running for the Republican nomination for governor, announced this morning that Groton Town Councilor and former mayor Heather Somers will run on his ticket for the office of lieutenant governor.

Boughton said their priority will be job creation.

Boughton and Somers will seek the party’s nominations in the August 2014 Republican primary election.

Somers is currently serving in her fifth term on the Town Council, having served as mayor for the last two years.

She works as the vice president of international sales and marketing for Hollister Inc., a Medical Device Company headquartered in Libertyville, Ill.

She holds a B.A. degree in economics from the University of Connecticut. She and her husband, Mark Somers have three children.




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