Downtown Denver Partnerships Releases May 2019 Municipal Election Ballot Guide

April 29, 2019

Working collaboratively with our partners, the Downtown Denver Partnership advocates for policies that facilitate establishing Downtown Denver as one of the most vibrant, healthy & growing center cities in the country. We work to ensure that legislative and ballot issues and City policies positively impact our Members and our center city.

The Downtown Denver Partnership has been vocal this election cycle about our strong opposition to Initiative 300. We are continuing to be vocal about our strong belief that education is key in advance of casting a ballot and encourage Denver voters to review the robust materials found in our May 2019 Municipal Election Ballot Guide.

The Partnership convened a Municipal Election Task Force consisting of Members and stakeholders representing a variety of industry sectors. The Task Force collected candidate questionnaires and conducted in-person interviews with over 50 candidates running for municipal office. The Partnership does not take positions on candidates, but rather believes in the importance of educating our Members and stakeholders on the positions and values of each candidate.

A special thank you to our Municipal Election Task Force for lending a significant amount of time and expertise to this important process:

  • Sarah Rockwell, Kaplan Kirsch Rockwell , Task Force Chair
  • Ray Bellucci, TIAA
  • Beth Gruitch, Crafted Concepts
  • Rich Harris, Harris Law Firm
  • Doug Hock, Doug Hock Communications
  • Steve Katich, JE Dunn Construction
  • Dana Mack, Olsson
  • Scott Martinez,  Martinez & Associates
  • Lizz McGehee, HomeAdvisor
  • Tyler Mounsey, MSU Denver
  • Scott Reid, Bluprint
  • Tini Rodriguez, D.A. Davidson
  • Ruth Rohs, The IMA Financial Group

Get to know your Mayoral, City Council, Clerk & Recorder and Auditor Candidates and learn about their positions and values regarding parks and public spaces; transportation, Initiative 300, and other topics important to the health and vibrancy of Downtown Denver.

Downtown Denver Partnership’s Municipal Election Ballot Cheat Sheet lists each of the candidates running for Mayor, City Council, Clerk & Recorder, and Auditor. The Sheet also summarizes Initiated Ordinances 300 and 301 and details the Partnership’s opposition to Initiative 300.

Take a look for an overview of what you can expect to see on your May 2019 ballot!

The Downtown Denver Partnership joined Together Denver, a broad, diverse coalition, to oppose Initiative 300 in an effort to support our city’s future and treat those experiencing homelessness with dignity. We believe in building a safe, welcoming and inclusive city. One where everyone can thrive, not just survive. We know that homelessness is complex, and not an issue with a “one size fits all” solution. We believe in the importance of continuing to work toward a multi-faceted, dignified approach that not only meets the needs of our neighbors experiencing homelessness but also provides empowerment through robust services, facilities, and resources.

Learn more about Initiative 300 and find out how you can get involved. We urge you to stand with us!

As a city builder and active part of this thriving community, your voice and your vote are critical to the future of our center city. Thank you for taking the time to be an educated voter. Your vote matters to Downtown Denver.