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Middletown mayor mulls run for governor

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MIDDLETOWN — In an email to his supporters, Democrat Middletown Mayor Dan Drew announced Thursday morning that he will officially file paperwork for an exploratory committee to consider a run for Governor.

“For too long, the focus of our government has been to assist people at the very top. The people in the middle are left behind,” said Drew in a statement.“We must recognize that we have the opportunity and responsibility to think big and to make the bold changes that will tangibly improve life for the people of Connecticut. Seniors should be able to retire comfortably, parents should be able to send their kids to great public schools, and workers deserve good jobs to support their families.”

Last year, Drew donated a kidney to a local woman who had been on the donor registry since November of 2015.

Drew lives in Middletown with his wife Kate and their four children and he is currently serving his third term as mayor.

Outspoken Republican Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is also running for governor. Republican State Senator Rob Kane of Watertown was exploring a possible run for governor, but has since dropped out.