By Angela Barbosa
The City of Danbury’s Swearing in Ceremony for newly elected officials took place on the evening of Monday, November 30, 2015 at the City Council Chamber.
Mayor Mark Boughton was sworn in to an unprecedented eighth term leading the City. The City Council was also sworn in for another term. All incumbents won reelection last month. Two people have retired from public service and two new members elected in November were sworn in to replace them.
“Ladies and gentlemen, obviously, I accept the charge of office that was given to me tonight,” said Mayor Boughton. “The time for elections has passed. Everybody is taking down their banners; everybody has stopped running their ads. Now’s the time to govern. I always say that it’s one thing to run for office, a whole other thing to govern.”
Boughton congratulated all the elected officials, the board of education members and those who worked hard but did not get the outcome they expected. “The fact of the matter is that they were willing to step up to the plate. They were willing to try to make it a better community. For that, they ought to be congratulated and thanked for participating in our process.”
Senator Michael McLachlan was the MC.
Two City Council members stepped down, Peter Nero and Mike Haddad, who were replaced by John Esposito and Michael Esposito.
“Let each of us go forward. Let’s rededicate our mission at serving the residents in the best manner that we know how. Let’s understand that we all serve a God and we all appeal to the much greater, better angels of our nature. God bless you; may God bless America,” concluded Mayor Boughton.
For a complete list of names and emails of all elected officials, please visit http://www.ci.danbury.ct.us/content/21015/21037/21043/default.aspx