March 20, 2023

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Leslie Herod Wants to Continue Legislative Momentum as Denver Mayor

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This is the tenth in our series on the Denver mayoral candidates, based on their responses to a Westword questionnaire sent to every contender on the ballot last month.

A resident of Colorado for over twenty years, Leslie Herod has served in the Colorado House of Representatives since 2016 as a Democrat representing Denver.

Herod, the first LGBTQ Black individual to serve in an elected office in Colorado, is well known for her work on criminal-justice reform. In the summer of 2020, as protesters were demanding racial justice in the streets of Denver, Herod spearheaded a police accountability proposal known as SB-217, which passed out of the legislature and was signed into law in 2021.

Herod had already brought forward the Caring for Denver measure, which Denver voters approved in 2018….

Conor McCormick-Cavanagh

2023-03-18 05:52:00

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