Lisa Calderón, whose progressive campaign for Denver mayor brought her within 3,134 votes of advancing in April’s general election, has endorsed Mike Johnston in the runoff stage of the race that concludes on June 6.
Calderón announced her support for Johnston on Tuesday morning outside the La Alma Recreation Center in west Denver’s historic La Alma Lincoln Park neighborhood, a pocket of the city with deep ties to the Chicano Movement. Ballots for the runoff are being mailed to voters this week.
“This is about the future versus the past, and that our ideas actually can potentially take root and flourish in a Johnston administration,” Calderón said.
The Afro-Latina professor, activist and nonprofit leader just a few weeks ago declined to comment on if she planned to endorse…
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