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Mark Lauretti

  • Merrill: Lauretti falls short by 1,467 signatures

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Less than a week ago, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton predicted that his running mate, Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, would fall short of the signatures he needed to gain ballot access. On Tuesday, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill confirmed his prediction. Merrill’s office found that Lauretti fell 1,467 signatures short of the…

  • Opinion: Republicans fight, to Malloy’s delight

    Susan Bigelow is an award-winning columnist and the founder of CTLocalPolitics. She lives in Enfield with her wife and their cats. You’re excused if you have no idea what’s going on in the busy Republican race for lieutenant governor. You’re also excused if you’re wondering why there’s so much action in an essentially meaningless race.

  • Mayor Mark teams up with Mayor Mark

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti are teaming up in the race for the Republican nomination for governor and lieutenant governor. Boughton declined to dwell on Heather Bond Somers’ decision Thursday to move forward in the race for lieutenant governor on her own. Instead, Boughton taped an episode of…

  • Lauretti drops down to lieutenant governor race

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti had taken out petitions to run for governor, but decided Thursday to drop down to the lieutenant governor’s race. Lauretti didn’t receive enough delegate support last weekend to automatically qualify for the Republican primary. He intended to petition his way onto the ballot by collecting more than 8,190…

  • Candidates launch petition drives

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Candidates for statewide office have decided to spend their summer gathering the requisite number of signatures they need to get on the August primary or November general election ballot. Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, who didn’t receive enough support at the Republican convention over the weekend to primary, picked up his petitions for…