A local business owner has been confirmed to fill the vacant seat on the Danbury City Council. Michael Henry was nominated by the Republican Town Committee to replace Joe Cavo in the 3rd ward. Cavo was sworn in as Mayor last month.
Henry was administered the oath of office on Monday, with the expectation that the Council would approve of his nomination. Henry was elected in 2019 as an alternate on the Zoning Commission and ran unsuccessfully against State Representative David Arconti in the 109th House district in November.
The City Council also voted for a new president to replace Cavo. Republican majority leader Vinny DiGilio, who has been on council for eight years, was elected to the position. He was voted into the role 11 to 10, along party lines. Democratic minority leader Paul Rotello was also nominated.
Despite the party line vote, members from both sides of the aisle later congratulated both DiGilio and Cavo on their new roles.