Sen. Toni Boucher Exploring a Run for Governor

Report by Paula Antolini
July 18, 2017 1:13PMEDT


Sen. Toni Boucher Exploring a Run for CT Governor


Message from Senator Toni Boucher:



“Together We Can Build a Better Connecticut”

Dear Friends,

We Have a Problem
Our state of Connecticut, once the most prosperous in the nation, is now in miserable shape. The irresponsible policies and spending of this administration have resulted in negative revenue growth, burdensome taxes and regulations, the erosion of our transportation and education systems, and a net outflow of both businesses and families…who can no longer justify the cost living or doing business here. In fact, Connecticut now ranks either dead last or near the bottom of all 50 states on most economic measures.

I Have a Plan to Fix It
It doesn’t have to be this way! I have a plan to change the direction of our state and put it back on the path to prosperity…re-establishing it as a place where businesses can flourish, families can live and work in a thriving economy, commuters can travel on modern highways and rails, and our children have access to an excellent education. My plan would accomplish this by lowering taxes on both families and businesses (including a phase-out of the income and estate taxes), reducing the unsustainable size and cost of our state government; and spending for the right reasons, like transportation and education.

I believe we can make this vision a reality, and that’s why I am exploring the opportunity to run for governor.

…The Ability to Make It Happen
Fixing our state won’t be easy, but those of you who know me know that I have the energy, determination and skills to get the job done. My past 9 years as State Senator and previous 12 years a State Representative have earned me a reputation for bold leadership and real results. It’s why I’m currently Senate Chief Deputy Majority Leader, why I’ve been the highest vote getter of either party in the Senate (by getting a strong crossover vote – which is what we need to win) and why I’ve been consistently endorsed by business, education and conservation groups. Part of my strength as a government leader is that I’m not a career politician. In addition to my work in the legislature, I have built a successful business career over 30 years, which continues to this very day. For more about my background, please click here.

…But Only with Your Support
Right now, I’m seeking your support for my plan to lead a Connecticut turnaround. Early success in fundraising will be one of the main indicators that will influence my decision on whether to advance beyond the exploratory stage.

You can join me in making Connecticut better by making an easy, online contribution.  Simply click on the “Donate” button below. While each individual may contribute up to $375, any donation up to that amount, even $5, is appreciated and necessary for us to move forward. People 12-17 may give up to $30.

If you have any questions or would like to help as I explore the possibility of running for governor, please contact me at or call me at 203-858-9950.

I am grateful for your encouragement, trust and generous support.  It is an honor to serve and fight for the people of this great state!

Warmest Regards,

Toni Boucher
State Senator



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