Report by Paula Antolini
March 16, 2018 9:01AM
Photo: Mayor Mark Boughton. (Bethel Advocate file photo.)
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton Collapsed at GOP Event, Stable After Seizure
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton collapsed at about 8:30pm while attending a GOP governor candidates’ event Thursday evening, on March 15, 2018, after having a seizure at the North House restaurant in Avon, CT, NBC reports.
Rep. Prasad Srinivasan, an allergist, who was also at the event and is running for governor, immediately went to Boughton to help. Boughton appeared to be having a seizure, according to Srinivasan, NBC reports.
Srinivasan then performed cardiac resuscitation (CPR) on Mayor Boughton, reports Hartford Business, “Srinivasan said three physicians and a nurse at the event treated him. Boughton’s color quickly improved.”
Two emergency medical personnel gave medical care and Boughton, who was alert by the time he was transported to UCONN Health in Farmington.
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, 54, a Republican gubernatorial candidate for governor, is a nine-term mayor and underwent surgery last summer to remove a benign, lemon-sized tumor from his brain.
“Team Boughton” issued the following statement at 10:22pm Thursday:
“This evening, Mayor Mark Boughton fell ill at an event in Avon. He is currently resting comfortably at UCONN Health Center in Farmington. We want to thank you all for your support.”
– Team Boughton
“Mark D. Boughton, is the current mayor of Danbury, Connecticut. He was elected to a first term as mayor in November 2001 and is currently in his ninth consecutive term. Boughton is the longest serving mayor in Danbury’s history” according to the News Times on Wikipedia.
UPDATE 3-16-18 3:30PM EDT:
Team Boughton issued the following statement at 3:18PM EDT …
UConn Health Center officials announced that Mayor Mark Boughton was released from UConn Health this 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.”