Boughton endorses Winsley

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Wanye Winsley

NAUGATUCK — Republican U.S. House candidate Wayne Winsley of Naugatuck recently received an endorsement from Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton.

“I’ve known Wayne for over ten years. I’ve always been impressed with his character, energy, and integrity. Wayne is a real patriot who will serve his district very well in Congress,” Boughton said in a prepared statement.

Winsley, a Naugatuck resident, is seeking the Republican endorsement to run against Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro in Connecticut’s Third Congressional District.

In response to Boughton’s endorsement, Winsley said, “In a lot of ways, Mark Boughton is my political mentor. To have his endorsement is a huge honor for me, not just politically but personally. I’m very grateful for his support.”

According to the release, Winsley served as communications director for Boughton’s 2010 campaigns for governor and then lieutenant governor in 2010.

The convention to endorse the Republican candidate for Congress in the Third District will be held on May 18.