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2011 Mayoral Race | Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce | Denver, CO
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce | Denver, CO

2011 Mayoral Race

The Denver Metro Chamber is a non-partisan organization that does not endorse candidates; however, the Chamber does engage on issues of interest to the business community and is an active advocate on behalf of Chamber member employees and employers.

While the Chamber does not endorse candidates, it does help educate its members on the candidates by providing candidate information and hosting candidate forums.

Driving Denver’s Future Business Agenda 2011- the Denver Metro Chamber’s policy recommendations for Denver’s mayoral candidates.

Ten candidates have been approved to appear on the ballot on May 3. If no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote in May, a run-off between the top two vote-getters will be June 7.

Those candidates are: 

Doug Linkhart
Carol Boigon - withdrawn
Chris Romer
Thomas Andrew Wolf
James Mejia
Jeff Peckman
Theresa Spahn
Michael B. Hancock
Danny F. Lopez
Kenneth R. Simpson

The election will take place by mail ballot only. To ensure you can participate, ensure you are registered to vote no later than April 4. For more information, go here.  

News on the mayoral race:

Denver mayoral race: Three political lions back their own cubs -The Denver Post
Candidates Make Last Minute Push For Mayor -CBS4
How top five Denver mayoral candidates rate in homestretch -The Denver Post
Carroll: The strange, strange race for mayor -The Denver Post
Mayoral candidates Romer, Mejia trade shots on school reform after forum -The Denver Post
Carol Boigon to drop out of mayor’s race, endorse Michael Hancock -The Denver Post
Questions for Denver's mayoral candidates -The Denver Post
Mayoral candidates offer business ideas -Denver Business Journal
Six Denver mayoral candidates ask and answer questions -The Denver Post
Romer leads in fundraising -The Denver Post
Candidates Line Up For Tough Job — Denver Mayor -Associated Press
Denver mayor hopefuls talk shop in oft-neglected community -The Denver Post
Editorial: Romer for mayor -The Denver Post
Editorial: Taking a (grand) stand -The Denver Post
New video takes an in-house look at Denver mayoral candidates’ cribs -The Denver Post
Denver mayoral candidates wooing labor warily -The Denver Post
Editorial: In mayoral race, education is key -The Denver Post
Haley: From Rags to Mayor? -The Denver Post
Barnes-Gelt: Six who could be mayor -The Denver Post
Denver's mayor races are 'a whole different breed' -KCNC - News 4
Denver mayor candidates hail mostly from central Denver, Park Hill -The Denver Post
Mayoral campaigns clash over opposition research -The Denver Post
Denver mayoral field gets busy with opposition research -The Denver Post
Pay-raise issue divides mayoral field -The Denver Post
Denver Candidates for Mayor raise $1.3M  -Denver Business Journal

The Denver Post is conducting a Q and A series with Denver's mayoral candidates. They are listed below, with publish dates.

Carol Boigon - March 27
Michael Hancock - April 3
Doug Linkhart - April 10
James Mejia - April 17
Chris Romer - April 24
Theresa Spahn - May 1

Profiles of the candidates

Jeff Peckman: A Denver mayor's race profile -Westword
Denver mayoral candidate profile: Jeff Peckman's ideas out of this world -The Denver Post
James Mejia: A Denver mayor's race profile -Westword
Doug Linkhart: A Denver mayor's race profile -Westword
Mayoral candidate profile: Doug Linkhart a "neighborhood guy" with knack for outreach -The Denver Post
Michael Hancock: A Denver mayor's race profile -Westword
Danny Lopez: A Denver mayor's race profile -Westword
Chris Romer: A Denver mayor's race profile -Westword
Mayoral candidate profile: Chris Romer carries flag, burden of family name in race for Denver mayor -The Denver Post
Carol Boigon: A Denver mayor's race profile -Westword
Mayoral candidate profile: Carol Boigon sees new direction for Denver -The Denver Post
Thomas Andrew Wolf: A Denver mayor's race profile -Westword
Denver mayoral candidate profile: Thomas Wolf says "free" campaign leaves him independent -The Denver Post
Theresa Spahn: A Denver mayor's race profile -Westword
Denver mayoral candidate profile: Spahn counts on varied past to set her apart in race to be mayor -The Denver Post
Ken Simpson: A Denver mayor's race profile -Westword