Esposito vs. Alves: A Complete Breakdown of Danbury’s 2021 Mayoral Race
For the past few years, we've 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.
Esposito VS. Alves: A Complete Breakdown of Danbury’s 2021 Mayoral Race
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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