Candidates for 2021 Municipal Election

We are pleased to announce our slate of candidates for the upcoming municipal elections.

As we canvas the city, our candidates will be asking for input from residents
about ongoing issues as well as the challenges Danbury will face in the future.

Council at Large Candidates

Council Ward 1

Council Ward 2

Council Ward 3

Council Ward 4

Council Ward 5

Andrea Gartner

Andrea is a lifelong resident of the Greater Danbury area currently residing in Downtown Danbury. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Government

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Duane Perkins

• Current Member Danbury City Council • BS in Marketing, Northeastern University • MBA in Management, University of Bridgeport • Professor of Business, N.V.C.C. • Founder &

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Council Ward 6

Ben Chianese

• Current Danbury City Council Member • Graduate of W.C.S.U., BS in Accounting • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) • Retired Member of the Army National Guard •

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Paul Taylor Rotello

INCUMBENT 6th Ward Councilman City Council Minority Caucus Leader Native Danburian Graduate Danbury Public Schools Successful Career in Professional Broadcasting Small Business Owner Blind

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Council Ward 7

Vote Row A All The Way!

Board of Education

Gladys Cooper

Gladys B. Cooper • Member, Danbury Board of Ed, serving 28 years & past two-term President • CT Assoc. of Boards of Education Award

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Kate Conetta

• Bethel Public Schools Graduate • Current Member, Board of Education • Recipient, Arthur L. Perry Award for Workers’ Activism & Engagement • Danbury

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Zoning Commission

Theodore J. Haddad, Jr.

Current Chairman, Zoning Commission Former Member of the Equal Rights and  Opportunities Commission Past Member, Zoning Board of Appeals Member, St. Ann’s Church

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Richard Jowdy

Born and Raised in Danbury Current Member of Zoning Commission Real Estate Investor Member, Lebanon American Club of Danbury Member, St. Anthony’s Church Former

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Olga Mejia

Longtime Danburian Business entrepreneur Alumni of Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) Advocate for equity amongst children of all races, gender, and preferences. Community Messenger

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Zoning Alternate


Butch Coladarci

Incumbent Danbury Constable Native Danburian Graduate, Danbury Public Schools Graduate, Henry Abbott Technical School Graduate, Waterbury State Technical College Retired Engineer Specialist Member, St.

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