Boughton, CT-Gov. Candidate, Collapses at GOP Forum; RecoveringMarch 16, 2018
The mayor of Danbury, a leading candidate for governor, had a scary moment at a GOP forum on Thursday night.
Mayor Mark Boughton (R-Danbury), a leading candidate for governor in a crowded Republican race, had a scary moment on Thursday night when he collapsed at a GOP forum in Avon.
“Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton fell ill at an event in Avon this evening,” a campaign spokesman told Reclaim Connecticut. “He is currently resting comfortably at UCONN Health Center in Farmington.”
Reported said that Boughton had a seizure, and that fellow GOP gubernatorial candidate State Rep. Prasad Srinivasan (R-Glastonbury), who’s also a doctor, stepped in to perform CPR.
.@DocForGov gave @MayorMark CPR after the mayor had a seizure at an Avon Town Committee event. @MayorMark is now resting comfortably at UConn Hospital. The photo was taken by the Avon RTC long before the medical emergency happened. pic.twitter.com/sns9ncq09t
— ctnewsjunkie (@ctnewsjunkie) March 16, 2018
Boughton’s campaign provided an update on Friday afternoon:
“Last evening Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton was brought to UConn Health where, according to his doctors, he was treated for dehydration. He was released a short time ago. Before he left, Mr. Boughton asked me to extend his thanks to the people of UConn Health for their care. He said, and I quote “we are lucky to have a place like this.” We thank Mr. Boughton for his comments and UConn Health will have no further updates on this matter.”
Well wishes poured in from Boughton’s opponents in the race.
I have known Mayor Mark Boughton for 20 years and hope everyone in Connecticut joins me in putting politics aside tonight to pray for him and his family and for a full and speedy recovery.
— Dave Walker (@CTDaveWalker) March 16, 2018
Just saw the news, thoughts and prayers to Mayor Mark. Hoping for a speedy recovery
— Steve Obsitnik (@SteveObsitnik) March 16, 2018
Prayers for my close friend @MayorMark on a speedy recovery.
— Mark Lauretti (@mark_lauretti) March 16, 2018
Keeping @MayorMark in my thoughts tonight and wishing him a quick and full recovery.
— Luke Bronin (@MayorBronin) March 16, 2018
Prayers for @MayorMark 🙏🏽
— Mayor Erin Stewart (@erinstewartct) March 16, 2018
— Oz Griebel For Governor (@OzForGovCT) March 16, 2018
Thoughts and prayers to @MayorMark! Wishing you a speedy recovery!
— Peter Lumaj (@PeterLumaj) March 16, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with @MayorMark tonight. Mark, my wife Sarah and I wish you a speedy recovery and pay tribute to the resilience and tenacity you have displayed throughout your many years in public office. Godspeed and get well soon. @TeamBoughton
— Handler for Governor (@handler2018) March 16, 2018
Wishing @MayorMark a speedy recovery.
— David Stemerman (@DavidStemerman) March 16, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with Mark Boughton.
— Bob Stefanowski (@bobforgovernor) March 16, 2018
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