City of DenverHot Sheet

Several candidates have filed to run for Denver mayor

Author: Associated Press - May 30, 2018 - Updated: May 30, 2018

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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock (AP Photo/John Locher)

DENVER — 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.

Associated Press