For the past few years, the Ethan and Lou Show has made an effort to shine a light on the work of our local leaders in the Greater Danbury area -- good, bad, or indifferent. Once we realized there was an appetite to hear from these folks, and we can provide a service to the community all at once, it became a no-brainer.

We knew campaign season would be very interesting this year. It would be the first time in 20 years that we knew the Mayor would not be named Mark Boughton. Boughton was elected to a tenth term in 2019 before leaving midway through to accept a position with the State of CT under Governor Ned Lamont.

When City Council President and Republican Joe Cavo took over, the country, and the world were in the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cavo's leadership in uncertain times was steadfast and undeniable, but he didn't want the job.

On May 18, 2021, he announced he would not seek election in the fall, on the same day he threw his support behind his Chief of Staff Dean Esposito. Esposito announced he would seek the big chair at City Hall and Alves had already said he would run. The Republican fell in line behind Esposito, the Democrats behind Alves and we followed the story every step of the way.

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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.

I enjoyed following this story and speaking to these two men each week, I am also glad it's over and I can get back to the business of being a full-time pain in the ass. Get out and vote tomorrow, it matters. Find out if you are registered correctly and where you go to cast your vote here.

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I live just down the block from the Wooster Street Cemetery and whenever I pass, I am always struck at how odd it is. You have this quiet, beautiful place that is dedicated to the people who were buried there, in the middle of a busy city and almost no one ever goes there. I decided to go take a deeper look around and see what was beyond the iron gates and stone walls. 

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