For the first time in 20 years Danbury has a Mayor not named Boughton.

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We knew campaign season would be very interesting this year. When Mark Boughton left to take a State appointment under CT Governor Ned Lamont, the President of the City Council, Joe Cavo stepped into that role as the City Charter dictates.

In January of 2021 City Councilman Roberto Alves announced he would run for Mayor. Then, on May 18th of 2021, Cavo announced he would not seek election in the fall, the very same afternoon Dean Esposito announced his campaign for City Hall.

The two men went back and forth sparring over the issues in the local media and did not relent for a moment. In the end, Danbury voters chose Dean Esposito who had this to say the day he announced his candidacy:

"This is a time of uncertainty, of fear and of challenges everywhere. I've faced it all, I have the experience, the drive and the courage to stand with our entire community and face our challenges head on."

Congratulations to Dean Esposito and his entire team, I saw firsthand how hard they all worked and I know that the Hat City is in capable hands. Thank you to both Dean Esposito and his opponent Roberto Alves for the unusual access they allowed I-95 during the campaign, it is greatly appreciated.

Lou Milano
Lou Milano

This is the day Ethan and I met Dean and I knew right away we were going to get along because he's just like me, he wants Danbury to be great and he's not going to stop working at it. This was supposed to be our super secret meeting about how to run Danbury but it was really just a giant photo op.

Lou Milano
Lou Milano

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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