Lisa Wilson-Foley earned a spot on the Aug. 10 Republican Party primary ballot by capturing 25 percent of delegate votes during the Republican State Convention.
Her opponent — Danbury Mayor Mark D. Boughton — received the Republican delegate endorsement in May and is the running mate of gubernatorial candidate Michael Fedele.
The two other Republican gubernatorial candidates, Tom Foley and Oz Griebel, have yet to announce whom they are endorsing to become lieutenant governor.
Independently wealthy Wilson-Foley said when announcing her candidacy she does not intend to seek public financing, making her the only candidate in the race not intending to use public financing. Boughton and Democrats Nancy Wyman and Mary Glassman have all said they plan to raise the $75,000 in small donations needed to qualify for public financing.
Wilson-Foley has owned 10 small businesses in the past 20 years, half of them in the health-care field. She currently owns the Blue Fox Run golf course in Avon and Blue Fox Rock’n Bowl in Simsbury. Her husband, Brian, also owns nearly two dozen nursing homes throughout New England.
Education: B.S. from Ithaca College, Masters in Healthcare Management from Yale University and an Executive Managed Care Division advanced degree from the University of Connecticut.
Personal: Lisa lives on a farm in the Farmington Valley with her husband, Brian, and their seven children.