From the Danbury Patch: Mayor Esposito Re-Election Endorsed By State Reps Chaleski And Callahan

August 29, 2023

Today, State Representative Rachel Chaleski (R-138) and State Representative Patrick Callahan (R-108) endorsed Mayor Dean Esposito for a second term as Mayor of the City of Danbury.

“Mayor Esposito has had many great successes on education, infrastructure, health and public safety, economic development, transparent communications and public engagement, which will positively impact our city for generations to come. He has a strong vision for the future that will continue to improve and grow our great city. I am excited to endorse him for Mayor,” said Representative Chaleski.

Representative Callahan added, “Mayor Dean Epsosito has continued the Danbury success story during his time in office. By lowering taxes, building a new Middle and High school, paving miles of new roads, and hiring a record number of police officers, Dean has responded to the needs of Danbury’s residents and will continue to do so during his next term in office.”

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Representatives Chaleski and Callahan. Both are distinguished lawmakers who fight hard for Danbury. Whether it’s standing up for our fair share of education funding from Hartford, protecting Danbury’s natural resources, and fighting for our residents, they’ve delivered real results for our taxpayers. I am proud to call them not only supporters, but friends,” said Mayor Dean Esposito.

Dean Esposito was elected Mayor of the City of Danbury in 2021 and is running for re-election on November 7, 2023. He is a longtime Danbury resident, and attended Danbury Public Schools and graduated from Danbury High School in 1979. Mayor Esposito was elected as City Councilman for five terms and served as Town Clerk from 2003 to 2005.

In 2006, then-Mayor Mark D. Boughton named Dean Esposito as the Director of Consumer Protection and Sealer of Weights. Esposito was then appointed to the position of Community Services Coordinator for the Boughton Administration, and ultimately promoted to Chief of Staff, a role he continued for Mayor Joseph Cavo.

Mayor Esposito is married to his wife of 30 years, Sharon, and they have two adult children, Chloe and Chase.