2019 Denver mayoral election

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Denver mayoral election, 2019
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Candidate Michael Hancock Jaime Giellis
Party Democratic Democratic
First round vote 68,787 44,279
First round percentage 38.65 24.88%
Second-round vote 91,464 70,945
Second-round percentage 56.32% 43.68%

Incumbent Mayor

Michael Hancock
Democratic



The election for Mayor of Denver was held on May 7, 2019.[1] A runoff was held on June 4, 2019, between the top two finishers because no candidate reached 50% in the first round of voting. Michael Hancock, the incumbent mayor, was reelected for a third term, making him the first Mayor to be reelected to a third term since Wellington Webb.[2]

Candidates[edit]

The filing deadline is April 22, 2019.[3]

Declared[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

  • Kayvan Khalatbari, entrepreneur and Indian activist [1][21]

Endorsements[edit]

Jamie Giellis[22]

State Officials

Local Officials

  • Rafael Espinoza, member of the Denver City Council
  • Cathy Donohue, former member of the Denver City Council
  • Marcia Johnson, former member of Denver City Council
  • Dennis Gallagher, former City of Denver Auditor
  • Kendra Sandoval, former Director of Community Affairs for the City and County of Denver
Michael Hancock[23]

Federal Officials

State Officials

Local Officials

  • Bill Vidal, former Mayor of Denver
  • Wellington Webb, former Mayor of Denver and former State Representative
  • Charlie Brown, former member of Denver City Council
  • Elbra Wedgeworth, former member of Denver City Council
  • Jennifer Bacon, member of Denver Board of Education
  • Bruce Hoyt, former member of Denver Board of Education
  • Mike Johnson, former member of Denver Board of Education
  • Rosemary Rodriguez, former member of Denver Board of Education

Organizations

  • Colorado Black Leadership Coalition
  • Colorado Building Construction Trades Council
  • Denver Firefighters Local 858
  • Greater Metro Denver Ministerial Alliance
  • Healthier Colorado
  • IATSE Local 7
  • Metro Housing Coalition
  • Plumbers Local Union 3
  • Teamsters Local 17
  • UNITE HERE Local 23
  • United Association of Denver Pipefitters Local 208
  • Vietnamese Community of Colorado
  • YIMBY Denver

Fundraising[edit]

Campaign finance reports as of May 30, 2019
Candidate Total money raised
Michael Hancock $2,747,038.52
Jamie Giellis $714,367.96
Penfield Tate III $313,000.11
Marcus Giavanni $5,533.00
Stephen Evans $2,345.00
Kalyn Heffernan $11,628.08
Ken Simpson N/A
Lisa Calderón $142,254.84
Danny Lopez N/A
Source:[24]

Results[edit]

Denver mayoral election results, 2019
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Michael Hancock (incumbent) 68,787 38.65
Nonpartisan Jaime Giellis 44,279 24.88
Nonpartisan Lisa Calderón 32,839 18.45
Nonpartisan Penfield Tate 26,213 14.73
Nonpartisan Kalyn Rose Heffernan 4,431 2.49
Nonpartisan Stephan "Seku" Evans 1,311 0.74
Nonpartisan Write-ins 115 0.06
Total votes 177,975 100
Denver mayoral runoff election results, 2019
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael Hancock (incumbent) 91,464 56.32
Democratic Jaime Giellis 70,945 43.68
Total votes

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Run-Off Election June 4, 2019". denvergov.org. City of Denver. June 4, 2019. Retrieved June 5, 2019.
  3. ^ "Running for Office?". Denver Elections Division. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  4. ^ Harden, Mark. "Another candidate emerges for Denver mayor". Colorado Politics. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  5. ^ Butzer, Stephanie (October 15, 2018). "Lisa Calderon announces she will launch Denver mayoral bid". KDVR. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  6. ^ "This Is Regis: Multifaceted professor preps for next step". Regis University Magazine. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  7. ^ "Denver mayor's race getting more names, attention". KDVR. October 1, 2018. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  8. ^ "Denver Elections Division | Campaign Information | Running for Municipal Office". Denver Elections Division. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
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  10. ^ Bunch, Joey (November 1, 2018). "Denver mayor's race picks up another candidate". Colorado Politics. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  11. ^ Sachs, David (November 1, 2018). "Jamie Giellis of the RiNo Art District is running to be Denver's next mayor". Denverite. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  12. ^ "Denver Mayor Hancock building war chest for 2019 re-election bid". NBC9 News. July 17, 2018. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  13. ^ Bunch, Joey (October 15, 2018). "Denver Mayor Michael Hancock makes his re-election bid official". Colorado Politics. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  14. ^ "Denver Elections Division | Campaign Information | Running for Municipal Office". Denver Elections Division. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  15. ^ Kenney, Andrew (December 26, 2018). ""It's up for grabs, the power": Denver Mayor Michael Hancock facing 9 challengers in 2019 election — so far". Denver Post. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
  16. ^ "Denver Elections Division | Campaign Information | Running for Municipal Office". Denver Elections Division. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  17. ^ "Former Democratic lawmaker Penfield Tate to challenge Hancock in Denver mayor's race". Denver Post. October 1, 2018. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  18. ^ Webb, Wellington E. (2007). Wellington Webb: The Man, the Mayor, and the Making of Modern Denver. Fulcrum Publishing. p. 362. ISBN 9781555916343.
  19. ^ "Senate journal" (PDF). Colorado Senate. February 17, 2003. pp. 379–380. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  20. ^ Kohler, Judith (May 5, 2003). "Seven Vie for Denver Mayor's Job". Midland Daily News. Associated Press. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  21. ^ Bunch, Joey (October 3, 2018). "As one candidate enters Denver's mayoral race, another drops out". Colorado Politics. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  22. ^ "Endorsements — Jamie Giellis for Denver". Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  23. ^ "Hancock for Denver Supporters". Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  24. ^ "Campaign Finance Reports Archive (2002 to Present)". Denver Elections Campaign. Retrieved October 2, 2018.