Mike Johnston, Kelly Brough Leading in First Round of Denver Mayor Race1 min read
Mike Johnston has grabbed the lead in the mayor’s race, with Kelly Brough in second place. If their percentages hold steady, the two will head to a runoff election on June 6. Still, there are plenty of votes still to be counted; as of 10 p.m., just over 104,000 votes had been tallied, and there are 524,250 registered voters in the city.
Johnston and Brough had the largest war chests in this campaign, with $3.5 million and $2.4 million in funding respectively. In the most recent release from the Denver Elections Division, Johnston had 24.66 percent of the vote, while Brough had 22.46 percent. If no candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters move to the runoff.
Throughout his campaign, Johnston focused heavily on housing and homelessness, two of the major…
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