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"Making Danbury a commercial, entertainment, retail, civic and cultural hub of the region with the city center as its community core"


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. 


Saturday, July 15, 2017 10:27 AM

Danbury Needs New Leader

Danbury is in need of a new leader that will make Danbury the number one priority. Not only its about leadership but it's also developing a desirable Danbury.

Democratic Mayoral Candidate Al Almeida is running against Boughton for Mayor of Danbury, CT in the upcoming 2017 election. This will be Boughton’s first opponent for mayor since 2013.

Mayor Mark Boughton, the eighth consecutive term mayor for the city of Danbury will simultaneously be running for governor of Connecticut in the upcoming 2017 election. This will mark his third attempt in gubernatorial candidacies after his failed attempts in the 2010 and 2014 election for governor.

Almeida is both an immigrant from Portugal and a decorated combat veteran, currently serving in the public defender’s office in Danbury. Almeida has been a lifetime resident within Danbury and wishes to use his leadership and knowledge of the city to give back even more to the city of Danbury.

“Danburians wish him [Boughton] the best on his run for governor, but how much more will Danbury be neglected from progress? Danbury deserves a full-time leader that is dedicated to solely Danbury,” Almeida said.

As someone who has worked and lived in Danbury since age 11, Almeida stated that Danbury has not been fiscally managed correctly throughout Boughton’s eight terms in office. Along with taxation, Almeida is focusing his campaign run on reforming and expanding Danbury schools, and redeveloping the business and infrastructure of Danbury.

“Boughton has Danbury in his rear view mirror. “Danbury should not be a consolation prize while attempting to run for governor a third time,” Almeida said.

Al Almeida continues to prepare for the November 7th, 2017 mayoral election and is attending a local fundraiser on July 20th, 2017.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:07 AM

Almeida Speaks at Compassion Forum

Almeida speaks at Compassion Forum

Emphasizes need for communication between all Danburians

Danbury, CT, April 29, 2017: Al Almeida, Democratic candidate for Mayor, took part in the 1st Community of Compassion forum this morning at Danbury Democratic Town Committee headquarters, 161 Main St, Danbury. The forum, sponsored by the Democratic Town Committee Social Justice Task Force, was convened for the purpose of uniting various people & groups in Danbury, & discussing how to move Danbury forward, together, in a volatile & rapidly changing political climate.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 4:33 PM

Candidacy for Mayor of Danbury Announcement

Ladies and gentlemen, tonight I officially and proudly announce my candidacy for Mayor of Danbury as a Democrat, but please remember that, like you, I’m a Danburian first and foremost. My allegiance will always be to my family, the Danbury family and to the success of our city as your Mayor.

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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