DANBURY — The city’s 2 civil authority candidates spent $158,000 between them on advertising and citizen mobilization within the last 3 weeks — nearly 1/2 all the campaign cash they’ve poured into the race for the primary open seat for city manager in twenty years.

Republican Dean Esposito outspent Democrat Roberto Alves $98,000 to $62,000 from Oct. one through Oct. 24, in line with the most recent campaign finance revealing statements filed with hall.
It is Not Shore on Wed that the candidate had the momentum. On the one hand, Esposito has force ahead in outlay for the primary time within the campaign, with a complete $132,000 spent to Alves’ total of $125,000. On the opposite hand, Alves has extra money to pay than Esposito, $53,000 to $14,000, with simply days left till the Gregorian calendar month. 2 elections.
Where did all the money go? The quick answer is mailings, phone banks, and advertising, though the records show that the campaigns are taking separate approaches.
Some $48,000 of Esposito’s Gregorian calendar month payment visited a Dallas-based partner transferred to as Majority ways, that guarantees to “target voters to lift name ID and awareness, persuade them to support a candidate, and ultimately, flip them out on or before polling day.”
The biggest single chunk of Alves’ Gregorian calendar month cash — $14,800 — visited Boston-based tv advertising adviser Effective, which guarantees to “find your required audiences and target them anyplace they watch video content.” Alves additionally paid a $3,000 regular payment to his campaign manager and a $3,000 regular payment to his field arranger in a Gregorian calendar month.
Both contestants spent tens of thousands on videos, radio promos, and mailers.
Alves additionally paid $12,000 on Mobile banking. Esposito spent $3,000 on polling, and spent Vernon-based Imageworks $11,000 for digital services, in line with campaign finance documents.
While campaign finances don’t tell the full election story, the $325,000 raised between the candidates thus far for a biennial civil authority term may be a testament to citizen interest and citizen engagement, party leaders on each side agree.
Part of the thrill is that for the primary election in twenty years, Danbury can have a replacement city manager. old GOP city manager Mark Boughton saw to it once he resigned short in December to require employment because of the state tax commissioner. Boughton’s long-standing ally, assembly President Joe Cavo, was selected to fill in, and later determined to not endure election, however, to hunt associate at-large seat on town Council.
That moved the race up to Alves, a one-term town councilor UN agency got off to associate early fundraising lead, and Esposito, Boughton, and Cavo’s chief of employees.
To date, Alves has raised $179,000 in his bid to become the main Democratic city director in Danbury in 20 years. Esposito has increased $146,000 in his bid to continue the Republicans’ management.


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