Beyond the Danbury Citywide PTO candidate forum, there will not be a debate between Republican incumbent Mayor Mark Boughton and Democratic challenger Al Almeida. The Greater Danbury NAACP and the League of Women Voters have said that there is no available time in the Mayor's schedule. Almeida questioned whether that's because of Boughton's effort to also seek the GOP nomination for governor in 2018 while campaigning for reelection. Boughton is also recovering from surgery, where a lemon-sized cyst was removed from his brain. He noted that the pair will be participating in a forum with the Volunteer Fireman’s Association. During the PTO forum, both mayoral candidates along with those running for the Board of Education took questions from the audience about education in Danbury.