Mail-in ballots for the June 7, 2011 Denver Municipal Run-off Election will be distributed to voters soon. The ballot will include finalist candidates for the following elected positions: Mayor, City Council (Districts 1, 5 and 8) and Clerk and Recorder. The City of Denver Elections divivision has a comprehensive list of candidates
included on the ballot as well as contact information
The 2011 Denver Municipal Election occurred on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. The ballot for this election include candidates for mayor, city council, auditor and clerk and recorder. Election results
are posted on the City of Denver's website.
In the beginning of 2011, a seven person committee, chaired by Cole Finegan (Hogan Lovells), convened by the Downtown Denver Partnership began one-on-one meetings with all Mayoral and City Council candidates participating in the 2011 Municipal election. The committee focused much of our conversation on achieving the goals set forth in the Downtown Area Plan – the 20 year vision for Downtown Denver – and on gaining a better understanding of their priorities for the city.
Prior to meeting, questionnaires were circulated to all candidates with specific questions pertaining to topics such as:
- Effective economic development strategies
- Approaches for funding proposed improvements for the 16th Street Mall
- Sentiments towards created more pedestrian friendly and walkable urban environments
- Zoning requirements for areas such as the Golden Triangle and/or Arapahoe Square
- Policies impacting open spaces and parks in urban environments
- City department structure effectiveness
- FasTracks funding proposal strategies
- Support for Denver’s Road Home and other homeless assistance programs
Please click on the left side bar to learn more about each candidate and to review their responses to our questionnaire.
The Downtown Denver Partnership planned three events relating to the 2011 municipal election. In partnership with VISITDenver, Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce and several other business-related organizations, the DDP hosted two meet-and-greets for mayoral and council candidates in March and April. We recently hosted a run-off debate for candidates Michael Hancock and Chris Romer. To see what Romer and Hancock had to say, check out the coverage from 9News
and the Denver Post
The Downtown Denver Partnership
is a non-partisan organization that is unable to take an official position on any of the candidates. However, the DDP is hosting a series of events to inform our members, members of our partner organizations and the mayoral and city council candidates of the DDP’s priorities – current and future. The Partnership is pleased to announce the following events to allow you to meet the Denver mayoral and city council candidates.