Having grown up in Danbury, Dean attended Danbury public schools and graduated from Danbury High School in 1979. He was elected as City Councilman for five terms, appointed to Town Clerk in 2003, and in 2005 he was the Democratic nominee for Mayor. In 2006, Mayor Boughton named Dean as the Director of Consumer Protection and Sealer of Weights. Dean was then appointed to the position of Community Services Coordinator for the Boughton Administration, and ultimately promoted to Chief of Staff, a role he continues for current Mayor Joseph Cavo.
Dean is proud to continue his family’s legacy of service. His grandfather Louis was president of the Hatters Union for over 30 years. Dean’s father Donald was elected to serve as a state representative for Danbury’s 110th District.
Dean is married to his wife Sharon of 30 years, and they have two adult children; Chloe and Chase.