Former State Treasurer Cary Kennedy announces run for governor

DENVER -- The race for the Governor's Mansion is heating up. Former State Treasurer Cary Kennedy announced her candidacy on the Democratic side in a Facebook Live video Monday.

Kennedy’s announcement comes as no surprise. The Democrat mentioned she was seriously considering running for governor back in March. An official declaration came Monday morning in a live video posted to Facebook.

"I am running for governor because I love Colorado," she said. "If we invest in our people, manage our money responsibly, and protect the Colorado we love, we can ensure that everyone here can benefit from our progress."

The Colorado native helped finance several programs and projects around the state, including Brighton Boulevard and Stapleton redevelopments, among others.

Her money management skills were showcased while serving as Colorado state treasurer and Denver's chief financial officer.

Kennedy will join a growing list of Democrats vying for the job. Noel Ginsburg, a businessman, former state lawmaker Mike Johnston, and Congressman Ed Perlmutter have already announced their candidacies.

18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler announced his candidacy on the Republican side Tuesday afternoon. He will face off against former state lawmaker Victor Mitchell and Loveland’s JoAnne Silva, a former banker from San Francisco who has lived in Loveland since 2003.


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