Denver Councilwoman Kniech seeks re-election
Author: Adam McCoy - May 3, 2018 - Updated: May 3, 2018
Joining a crowded field, Denver at-large Councilwoman Robin Kniech will seek a third term on the Denver City Council in the spring 2019 election.
Kniech — a Milwaukee native, attorney who previously worked with Front Range Economic Strategy Center and first out member of the LGBT community to serve on the City Council — will join a congested field of 20 candidates vying for city offices and seats in May 2019 including Denver mayor, according to Denverite. Kniech is an at-large member of the council, meaning she serves the entire city as opposed to a city district.
First elected to the council in 2011 and re-election in 2015, Kniech has helped craft landmark city legislation including Denver’s Public Safety Enforcement Priorities Act, which formalized the city’s long-time practice of not cooperating with the federal government in enforcing immigration law. She also helped launch an Eviction Assistance pilot program, which connects Denverites facing eviction with legal aid.
However, in recent weeks, the Denver City Council has faced criticism for declining to launch an investigation into suggestive text messages Denver Mayor Michael Hancock sent a female police officer six years ago when she was serving on his security detail.