Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, one of six Republican candidates for governor, released his tax returns Tuesday, a step the Democratic incumbent, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, also promises to take.

“As we did in 2010, we’re going to do it this time,” Malloy said.

Boughton and his wife, Phyllis, filed jointly and reported paying federal income taxes of $25,950 and state income taxes of $9,231 on an adjusted gross income of $179,533. Boughton was paid $100,592 as mayor. His wife drew $75,248 in wages from her kitchen and bath business.

“You are taking a public position,” Boughton said. “The public has a right to know exactly how and where you earn your money.”

He posted their state and federal returns on line.

Senate Minority Leader John P. McKinney, R-Fairfield, said he also expects to his release his taxes. As elected state officials, McKinney and Malloy already are required to file financial disclosure statements that show investments and sources of income, but not amounts.

Tom Foley, the GOP front-runner, did not return a call for comment.

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Mark PazniokasCapitol Bureau Chief

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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