June 6, 2023

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Mike Johnston and Kelly Brough poised to advance to Denver’s mayoral runoff election in June

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Former state Sen. Mike Johnston and Kelly Brough, the former CEO of the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, appeared poised Tuesday night to advance to a June 6 runoff election that will decide who will be Denver’s next mayor.

As of 11:30 p.m., Johnston and Brough held commanding leads and were on track to finish No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in Tuesday’s municipal election among the 16 contenders for Denver’s top office.

The other 14 candidates lagged far behind the top two candidates’ vote totals. 

A candidate needed to win more than 50% of the vote Tuesday to prevent a runoff election. Johnston and Brough each had about 25% of the vote at 11:30 p.m., with the next closest candidate, Lisa Calderón, with just 15% of the vote.

“Denver chose…

Sandra Fish and Jesse Paul

2023-04-04 20:40:21

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