Roberto Alves is challenging Danbury Mayor Dean Esposito for the keys to City Hall.

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As the clock winds closer to November, the pressure will ratchet up on everything. Every drop of sweat and campaign dollar will matter. At the moment, Roberto Alves says he has more in the tank on both accounts. We spoke to Alves on the Tuesday (8/8/23) edition of the I-95 Morning Show and asked him how the campaign was going and he told us this:

"I've been right in the middle of this thing since we started, it's been one thing after the other there is always something to do. You know, I'm trying to stay as engaged as I can with everything I'm involved in but we give this campaign the full attention it absolutely deserves and nobody is going to outwork us. It's been going, it's tremendous so far the support, we're talking to voters already at the doors, we're raising a ton of money that we need to run these kinds of races. In fact, we've raised the most money out of either candidate and we started much later. The Mayor started raising money last July, we started in January and in both reports right now, we're just over them and we've gotten more donations from folks from Danbury, individual donors we're so proud to have that kind of support as well and we're excited and again the momentum has just been amazing."

Roberto Alves
Roberto Alves

You can listen to our complete interview with Roberto Alves below.

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Esposito VS. Alves: A Complete Breakdown of Danbury’s 2021 Mayoral Race

Voting in a local election is one the best ways to express your beliefs and immediately impact the world around you but how can you really know a candidate from a few quotes in the local newspaper? You can't.

The paper cannot give you a sense for the candidates personality nor can they show you how the person performs under pressure. A radio interview is a much more intimate thing and you can learn who your local candidates are on a deeper level.

In the weeks leading up to the 2021 Danbury Mayoral Election, we believe we have provided Hat City voters with an unbiased view of their options. Each Friday we brought Roberto Alves and Dean Esposito on the Ethan and Lou Show and asked them both the same questions.

Because the person who goes last, has the ability/advantage of answering to the first candidate, we would alternate the order every few weeks. We did not endorse either candidate, we simply gave an even portrait of the two men, their politics and their vision for Danbury.

This is a look back at the I-95 Election coverage for you to review the day before Election. Below you will be given an excerpt from each article we did with the candidates and a link that can redirect you to the full article. Most of the articles include full interviews we conducted with your candidates, Vote tomorrow, it matters.

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