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"Developing a Desirable Danbury"


Thank you for visiting my campaign website. I invite you to explore my experience and accomplishments within the city of Danbury and leadership within the U.S. Army. Please take a look at my strategies for creating a highly productive government that serves you, your family, and our community.

Every single resident of Danbury wants to be part of a thriving, dynamic, modern city. As a citizen and worker of Danbury, Connecticut for the past 45 years, I have witnessed the struggles for business, economy, and education firsthand. My main concern is the working families within Danbury, to provide a better education for our children, bring more jobs to Danbury, and create an environment for business owners to thrive within our city. 

I stand with all of you. After a lifetime service to Connecticut and in the US Army, I ask you for the privilege of serving as your next Mayor. Starting right now,let's make Danbury a commercial, retail, entertainment, civic and cultural hub of the region with the City Center as the community's core. Let's making living, working, and learning together in Danbury our shared vision. 


Wednesday, October 4, 2017 12:00 AM

Almeida Calls for Debates; Boughton Declines






October 4, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact: Al Almeida at


DANBURY – Democratic candidate for Mayor, Al Almeida, expressed frustration and disappointment that his opponent, Mark Boughton, has claimed that his schedule does not allow time for mayoral debates. Almeida has called for two debates before Election Day, November 7th.


 “As candidates, we have an obligation to be heard before the voters,” Almeida stated. “Furthermore, the voting public has a right to hear from those who want to lead our city. I am available anytime before the election to debate and discuss the issues of importance to Danbury and our future.”


Almeida added, “The Democratic Team immediately responded ‘yes’ to requests from the Greater Danbury NAACP and the League of Women Voters when asked weeks ago. Yet, we were informed by both groups that the Mayor and Republicans declined to debate due to unavailable time in the Mayor’s sehedule. Really? Perhaps this is due to his more focused efforts in seeking the Republican gubernatorial nomination instead of devoting his attention to the city he wants to continue to lead. As I’ve previously said, the Mayor’s office is not a consolation prize. Or, he doesn’t want to defend his record of increasing taxes every year while school funding, services and city maintenance decline.”


Almeida and the Democratic Team have been reaching voters though phone calls, door-to-door canvassing, mailings, neighborhood gatherings, house parties and attending community events. “This is what candidates must and should do – be seen and heard by the public so voters can make well informed decisions come Election Day. And, it is most important to hear citizens’ concerns and desires for a better Danbury. Debates and civil discourse provide that opportunity. Our country was founded on this democratic belief and principle,” Almeida said.


“As the French essayist, Joseph Joulbert, once said, ‘it is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.’ I believe it is arrogant to think that that only one person’s perspective matters when it comes to leading our city,” Almeida concluded.


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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Danbury candidate wants to buy, preserve land slated for development

Monday, September 25, 2017 9:31 AM

Mayor Candidate Al Almeida Proposes to Purchase Cotswold Property

For decades, a 74-acre parcel of rolling woods and wetlands northwest of Danbury High School has been a source of consternation for neighbors who don't want to see it developed.

Mayor Candidate Al Almeida proposes to purchase Cotswold Property after of decades of concerns by neighbors.


Saturday, September 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Danbury mayoral candidates differ on schools, downtown redevelopment

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Mayoral Challenger Claims Lead In Contributions

Paid for and Approved by Al For Mayor, Wilson Braz, Treasurer; Approved by Al Almeida

Al Almeida is a member of the U.S. Army Reserve. Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform do not imply endorsement by the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense.

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