It’s Official! Danbury’s New Mayor is Dean Esposito
For the first time in 20 years Danbury has a Mayor not named Boughton.
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.
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.
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