Lisa Wilson-Foley, a Simsbury businesswoman, said today she will pursue a Republican primary for the nomination for lieutenant governor.

“I am ready for a primary so the voters can decide,” she said during a phone interview. “I think once you get out of the cozy relationships people have at the convention things can change.”

Without any affiliation with a gubernatorial candidate, Wilson-Foley captured 25 percent of the votes at Saturday’s Republican State Convention, enough to claim a spot on the Aug. 10 Republican primary ballot.

Danbury Mayor Mark D. Boughton picked up two-thirds of the vote and the Republican convention endorsement. He is the running mate of Michael C. Fedele.

Comptroller Nancy Wyman, the running mate of Dan Malloy, captured the Democratic endorsement for lieutenant governor. Simsbury first selectwoman Marry Glassman, the running mate of Ned Lamont, has said she will force a primary.

Jacqueline was CT Mirror’s Education and Housing Reporter, and an original member of the CT Mirror staff, joining shortly before our January 2010 launch. Her awards include the best-of-show Theodore A. Driscoll Investigative Award from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists in 2019 for reporting on inadequate inmate health care, first-place for investigative reporting from the New England Newspaper and Press Association in 2020 for reporting on housing segregation, and two first-place awards from the National Education Writers Association in 2012. She was selected for a prestigious, year-long Propublica Local Reporting Network grant in 2019, exploring a range of affordable and low-income housing issues. Before joining CT Mirror, Jacqueline was a reporter, online editor and website developer for The Washington Post Co.’s Maryland newspaper chains. Jacqueline received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University and a master’s in public policy from Trinity College.

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