BREWSTER, NY – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell held a fundraiser, on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Tilly’s Table in Brewster, to support fellow Republican, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, as he sets up an exploratory committee to consider a 2018 run for Connecticut governor. The event was attended by GOP members from both Connecticut and New York.

“Mayor Boughton is a valued colleague who I believe can take his success from the local level and implement it statewide to better the lives of the people of Connecticut,” said Odell. “He is willing to try out-of-the-box ideas as possible solutions to traditional problems—such as through the sewer system project or his Clean Start program.”

Putnam County has been working with the City of Danbury to extend the Danbury sewer line into Southeast along the Route 6 corridor. The extension will bring commercial viability to the Route 6 corridor and a revenue stream for Danbury.

Boughton, who is in his eighth term, is Danbury’s longest-serving mayor.