Several candidates have filed to run for Denver mayor

Posted at 1:49 PM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 15:50:02-04

DENVER (AP) — Several candidates already have begun their push to become the city's next mayor long before Michael Hancock is expected to make his bid for a third term official.

The Denver Post reports one of them is Kayvan Khalatbari, a community activist and marijuana industry entrepreneur, who outraised Hancock in the first quarter of 2018, a period when Hancock was responding to fallout over a revelation that he sent suggestive text messages to a security detail officer six years ago.

Disability rights activist Kalyn Heffernan also is planning to run. She says she's "sitting for mayor," a nod to her use of a wheelchair.

Heffernan will be joined by search engine and social media optimization consultant Marcus Giavanni and Ken Simpson, a technology consultant.


Information from: The Denver Post,