Jan 3, 2014
06:50 PM
Connecticut Politics

Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti Enters Race for Governor

Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti Enters Race for Governor

Melanie Stengel/New Haven Register

Twelve-term Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti is making another attempt at the governor’s mansion, entering an already crowded field of Republican hopefuls.

Lauretti filed paperwork with the state on Dec. 13 to seek the governor’s office, and has a kick-off event Jan. 9.

Speculation that Lauretti would run were widely reported throughout the summer months as other candidates made their announcements that they were either exploring a run, or officially running. The Valley Indy first reported the paperwork filing and kick-off event.

Lauretti explored a run for governor first in 2010 when he started a petition drive to get on the Republican ticket. He then decided against running after a federal investigation into corruption in the city. Lauretti was never charged.

In 2012, he considered running for Congress in the fourth district against Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Himes.

Lauretti’s campaign kick-off event, asks for donations up to $50, with a maximum of $100. Should Lauretti choose to participate in the state’s Citizens Election Program, to qualify he would need to collect up to $225,000 with individual donations not exceeding $100.



Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti Enters Race for Governor

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