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Is Denver at a Political Inflection Point?

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Floyd Ciruli

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In 2023, Denver will elect a new mayor. Michael Hancock will leave after 12 years as mayor, but twenty in city government, having started in council in 2003. Will the transition be mostly a shift in personnel, but not priorities, or much more dramatic like 1983 when Denver elected Federico Peña after 14 years of Bill McNichols and 2003 with the election of John Hickenlooper after 12 years of Wellington Webb? Those were major shifts governing philosophy, personnel and priorities.

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