So far, three Denverites have announced that they’ll be running for the two Denver City Council At-Large seats, which will both be vacant come election time in April 2023.
One more has been added to the list.
Leslie Twarogowski, the current executive director of the Federal Boulevard Business Improvement District, announced Friday that she’d be running for the at-large position.
“For the last several years, I’ve been working at city-wide capacity, serving on the Parks and Recreation board, working with Denver Streets Partnership and my day job at the Federal Boulevard BID,” Twarogowski said. “I have great experience with city-wide issues and my work has taken me to the northside, westside, east and south. My extensive experience will make me a great candidate for the at-large position.”
Twarogowski is a fifth generation Denverite, who grew up in Denver Public Schools and currently lives in east Denver.
From 2011 to 2021, Twarogowski served on the Parks and Rec Advisory Board and was chair for six terms. In 2014, she joined the Federal Boulevard BID, working with businesses along the corridor to revitalize the area. She also served as treasurer on Paul Lopez’s campaign for Denver City Clerk.
For the past three years, Twarogowski has worked with Denver Streets Partnership, working on projects along East Colfax, Morrison Road and South Federal, including the upcoming Sun Valley Rising Viaduct Night Market.
Twarogowski said her two main concerns are housing and accessible mobility.
“I love this city very much and some of what I love about it is disappearing and the things that are unpleasant are multiplying,” Twarogowski said. “We haven’t had a thoughtful plan for development…and infrastructure is always an afterthought. With house prices nearing million dollar averages, we need to make very drastic changes…I’m really excited to get started and I’m very much looking forward to the election process and what’s to come.”
Editor’s note: We’ve clarified how many candidates are running for at-large seats.