Two of the candidates seeking to be the next Danbury Mayor have reported fundraising efforts for the past quarter. Democrat Roberto Alves raised $108,000 from over 9,000 donors. The City Councilman says he is energized by the momentum and the groundswell of support from the community.
Republican Dean Esposito raised $82,500 dollars since launching his campaign 6 weeks ago. The Mayor's Chief of Staff says he is overwhelmed by the support since that time. He believes it's an indication of support for low taxes, stronger schools, and superior public safety.
Alves could face a Democratic primary from fellow City Councilman John Esposito, a distance relation of the GOP candidate. Democratic political newcomer Sedeka Lawrence is also looking to force a primary.