Denver Mayor Michael Hancock endorses Joe Biden for president

Some city council members have made their decisions, too.

Mayor Michael Hancock speaks during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Moline Apartments in Stapleton, July 19, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Mayor Michael Hancock speaks during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Moline Apartments in Stapleton, July 19, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Mayor Michael Hancock has made his pick for the Democratic presidential nomination: former Vice President Joe Biden.

“We’re faced with the most critical decision of this generation,” Hancock said in a statement. “After almost four years of Donald Trump’s chaos and dysfunction, it’s time for a president who will put the country first. Joe Biden is best qualified to heal the wounds of division that have been sown under Trump. Joe Biden can unite the Democratic Party, but more important, he will unite America.”

Hancock last year said a conversation with Biden informed his decision to raise the city’s minimum wage.

Some Denver City Council members have made endorsements as well:

  • Councilmember Candi CdeBaca: Bernie Sanders
  • Councilmember Paul Kashmann: Bernie Sanders
  • Councilmember Robin Kniech: Elizabeth Warren
  • Councilmember Jamie Torres: Elizabeth Warren

Councilmembers Kendra Black, Jolon Clark, Kevin Flynn, Chris Hinds, Debbie Ortega, Amanda Sandoval and Amanda Sawyer told Denverite they either have not or will not make endorsements.

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