November 30, 2022

Are political candidates in the Danbury area vaccinated? Here is how they responded.

Are your candidates vaccinated?

Bethel

Matt Knickerbocker (first selectman candidate, Democrat): Yes

Brookfield

Steve Dunn (first selectman candidate, Democrat): Yes

Austin Monteiro (first candidate selectman, Independent): No

Sue Slater (candidate selectman, Democrat): Yes

Rosa Fernandes (candidate for the Education Council, Democrat): Yes

Emma Schweder (candidate for the Education Council, Democrat): Yes

Danbury

Roberto Alves (mayoral candidate, Democrat): Yes

Dean Esposito (mayoral candidate, Republican): Yes

Joe Cavo (Town Hall, Republican): Yes **

Oseas Mello (Town Hall, Republican): Yes

Warren Levy (Town Hall, Republican): Yes

John Esposito III (City Council, Republican): Yes

Gary Simone (Town Hall, Democrat): Yes

Paul Rotello (Town Hall, Democrat): Yes

Ellen VanDyke Bell (City Council, Democrat): Yes

Farley Santos (Town Hall, Democrat): Yes

Rich Molinaro (Town Hall, Democrat): Yes

Duane Perkins (City Council, Democrat): Yes

Ben Chianese (Town Hall, Democrat): Yes

Frank Salvatore Jr (Town Hall, Democrat): Yes

Fred Visconti (Town Hall, Democrat): Yes

Joe DaSilva (Education Council candidate, Democrat): Yes

Mary Cronin (Education Council candidate, Republican): Yes

New Fairfield

Pat Del Monaco (first selectman candidate, Democrat): Yes

Khris Hall (candidate selectman, Democrat): Yes

Peggy Katkocin (candidate for the Education Council, Democrat): Yes

Greg E. Flanagan (Board of Education candidate, Republican): Yes

New city

Dan Rosenthal (first candidate selectman, Serve America Movement): Yes

New Milford

Pete Bass (mayoral candidate, Republican): Yes

Ted Hine (mayoral candidate, Democrat): Yes

Hilary Ram (City Council candidate, Democrat): Yes

Katy Francis (mayoral candidate, Republican): Yes

Alex Thomas (mayoral candidate, Democrat): Yes

Mary Jane Lundgren (City Council candidate, Democrat): Yes

Sal Rinkiewicz (candidate for city council, republican): Yes

Thomas Esposito (mayoral candidate, republican): Yes

Exiene Lofgren (mayoral candidate, Democrat): Yes

Tony Morrissey (candidate for city council, Democrat): Yes

Michele Shackelford (City Council candidate, Democrat): Yes

Joseph Failla (mayoral candidate, Republican): Yes

Wendy Faulenbach (candidate for the school board, Republican): Yes

Bill Dahl (Board of Education candidate, Democrat): Yes

Tom O’Brien (candidate for the Board of Education, Democrat): Yes

Keith Swanhall (Board of Education candidate, Republican): Yes

Leslie Sarich (Education Council candidate, Republican): Yes

redness

Julia Pemberton (first selectman candidate, Democrat): Yes

John Shaban (first selectman candidate, Republican): Yes

Margaret O’Donnell (candidate selectman, Democrat): Yes

Michael Thompson (candidate selectman, Republican): Yes

Gwen Denny (Region 9 Education Council candidate, Democrat): Yes

Cheryl Graziano (Region 9 Education Council candidate, Democrat): Yes

Maureen P Williams (Region 9 Education Council candidate, Democrat): Yes

Todd Johnston (Region 9 Education Council candidate, Republican): Yes

Devon Wible (Easton Board of Education candidate, Democrat): Yes

John Foley (Region 9 Education Council candidate, Democrat): Yes

Laura Gibbons (Redding Board of Education candidate, Democrat): Yes

Chirag Sadana (candidate for Redding Education Council, Democrat): Yes

Ridgefield

Stavros Natsopoulos (candidate for the Education Council, republican): Yes

Julia London (candidate for the Board of Education, Republican): Yes

Thomas Colin (candidate for the Education Council, Democrat): Yes

Selina Bell (candidate for the Education Council, Democrat): Yes

Amy Casey (Education Council candidate, Democrat): Yes

Tina Malhotra (candidate for the Education Council, Democrat): Yes

Meg Oyunbazar (Education Council candidate, unaffiliated): Yes

Southbury

John Diehl (first selectman candidate, Democrat): Yes

Jason Buchsbaum (candidate selectman, Republican): Yes

Justin Bette (selectman candidate, Democrat): Yes

Kimberly McNeill (candidate selectman, Democrat): Yes

Audrie DeRouen (selectman candidate, Democrat): Yes

Thomas Marks (candidate for the Board of Education, Republican): Yes

Heather Rodgers (Education Council candidate, Republican): Yes

Marion Manzo (candidate for the school board, republican): Yes

* Unlisted applicants did not respond to Hearst Connecticut Media’s request. Only elected officials, mayors, municipal or municipal councils and candidates for school boards were contacted.

** Cavo did not respond to this particular request but said he had been vaccinated in the past.