It's happening on Thursday evening, Oct. 10 when Mayor Boughton goes issue to issue with his challenger, Chris Setaro.

The Danbury Mayoral Debate will take place at the Crowne Plaza in Danbury from 5 pm to 7 pm and if you wish to see it live, you'll have to pony up $25 or more if you'd like to attend the pre-debate cocktail hour.

Of course, Democratic candidate, Chris Setaro will be arguing issues such as overcrowded schools and congested roads while Mayor Boughton will be plugging Danbury's low crime rate and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state.

Lou and I have had the privilege of talking with both Mayor Mark and Chris Setaro live on our show once a week over the last month. Both of us are proud to call the Mayor our friend and now I would say the same thing about his opponent.

Photo Credit - Chris Setaro

From my point of view, there are a couple of things to keep in mind here, Mayor Mark's longevity factor and when Setaro and Boughton squared off in the 2001 mayoral race, Mayor Mark won by only a margin of 129 votes.

I don't have a politician in this race because I live in New Fairfield but what I do think is both candidates are certainly qualified for the job. Based on what I've heard from Setaro and Boughton during their time on the air with Lou and me, I think they both want the same things for Danbury but they each have their own unique action plan to get the job done.

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