After a long and contentious race, Mayor Michael Hancock defeated challenger Jamie Giellis to win a third term as Denver's mayor on Tuesday night, while a handful of new names were elected to City Council.
A new name in politics, Giellis wants to use her urban planning experience (she was president of the RiNo Art District) to “reimagine” the city, but is facing criticism from her opponent about the way her campaign has navigated racial issues.
The celebrated architect, who passed away last week at the age of 102, built three projects in Colorado. But only one—the Mesa Laboratory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research—remains unmarred today.
More than 150,000 (and counting) Denver voters cast ballots in Tuesday's election, which saw close races in many city offices and the major defeat of one closely watched ballot initiative. Next up: a series of runoff races on June 4.