Danbury Mayor Wonders if Another Candidate Will Throw Their Hat in the Ring?
On Tuesday (2/28/23) Danbury Mayor Dean Esposito held an event where he met with supporters and announced he will seek re-election.
Days later (3/3/23), the Mayor joined us the on the I-95 Morning Show and we asked him about his declaration, this is what he had to say:
"It's just an honor to be able to do this job and support the people of this city. So, I'm looking for another couple of years which is good and beyond, hopefully."
We followed up by asking the Mayor about his opponent Roberto Alves, and said:
"Roberto, I don't know him personally very well, I know he was on the council for one term. He seems to be a nice guy, he's got a nice young family but he makes statements I don't agree with and he seems to twist things up a little bit. You know there is him who is looking for the nomination and the rumor mill is out there that there is another guy looking to run as well on the Democratic side."
We questioned the Mayor on that statement and asked if he knew who this other potential candidate was, he replied:
"Again it's all rumors but Farley Santos is getting feedback that he might want to run. I don't know, those guys seem pretty close so it might be incorrect but I don't know."
The Mayor referred to Santos as "an aggressive person" and said we'll need to wait to see who the Democrats nominate.
We also had a funny moment talking about the term limits in Danbury. The Hat City allows it's Mayor to serve just two years at a time rather than like most other cities. I told the Mayor, political affiliations aside, this 2-year limit is not good for Danbury. It is possible my motive became transparent, listen below.
You can listen to our full interview with Danbury Mayor Dean Esposito below.
We will be speaking with Roberto Alves later this week on the show to get his reaction.
P.S. The picture at the top of the page is of myself, Dean Esposito and one of our local veterans David Vieira. We were at a fundraising event at the new Gallo Family restaurant in Danbury. Click here to learn more about how to help the brave men and women who served in Afghanistan and Iraq.