[HARTFORD] After a long and hard consideration on Wednesday April 18 2018 Wilton’s own, State Senator Toni Boucher has ended her exploratory campaign for Governor of Connecticut. In a statement from Senator Boucher she said:
“It has been a truly extraordinary and awe-inspiring experience. To those who volunteered their time, to those who generously provided financial support, and to my thousands of new friends across the state: please accept my sincerest, heartfelt gratitude.”
She began the exploratory campaign eight months ago amassing support from republicans across Connecticut and raising nearly $100,000 of which the balance will be transferred to her campaign for reelection in the 26th senate district.
Senator Boucher said “The decision on how I can continue to best serve the people of our state has not been an easy one. It has been based on where I can do the most for my constituents, my party and the wonderful people of Connecticut.”
Although disappointed we move forward with enthusiastic support for Senator Boucher’s campaign for reelection.
Wilton Republican Town Committee Chairman Bill Lalor said:
“We are fortunate in Wilton to have Senator Boucher representing us in Hartford, and while I am sure there is disappointment in foregoing a run for Governor, we are obviously pleased that Senator Boucher will still be fighting for Wilton. We look forward to continuing to work with Senator Boucher and applaud her for a strong and hard-fought exploratory campaign.”
This announcement comes hours prior to the 5th and final republican gubernatorial debate in New Canaan.
State Senator Boucher has served in many Wilton positions including Board of Education prior to winning her State Senate seat in 2008. She has been an integral part in the shaping the successful community that Wilton is today.