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Denver City Councilman and former Council President Michael Hancock (District 11) will seek to succeed Hickenlooper as the City’s Mayor, he announced Monday.
Denver’s District 11 includes Northeast Park Hill, Stapleton, Gateway, Montbello, Green Valley Ranch, Parkfield, and Denver International Airport.
According to his website, he is currently serving as Chairman of the Bond Implementation Committee, Vice Chairman of the Economic Development and a member of the Finance Committee. He has served in numerous leadership posts since joining the Council, which include one term as President Pro Tem, and chairman of the Economic Development Committee.
Councilman Hancock is a Denver native and he and his twin sister are the youngest of 10 children. He was educated in public schools, graduating from Denver’s historic Manual High School. He attended Hastings College in Nebraska graduating with honors and a degree in Political Science. He completed his graduate studies at the University Of Colorado Graduate School Of Public Affairs, earning a Masters of Arts degree in Public Administration Management.
Other official candidates are Councilman Doug Linkhart, city employee Danny Lopez and James Mejia, executive director of the Denver Preschool Program.
And of course, let’s not forget State Senator Chris Romer, who seems to be taking his time announcing, even though pretty much everybody knows its coming.