Romer leads Denver’s mayoral fundraising pack

If it’s about the money (and isn’t it always?), then the field of candidates for Denver mayor may be narrowing a bit.

In reports filed with the Denver Clerk and Recorder’s office
, five candidates emerged as being reasonably well funded. Four of them, though, received significant boosts either from personal loans or from money raised for other races.
Former state senator Chris Romer led the pack, with just over $228,000 raised last year. Former Denver School Board member James Mejia and Denver City Councilman Michael Hancock each raised a little over $160,000, with Mejia supplementing his take with a $30,000 loan from himself. Hancock added to his total with just over $48,000 raised for another city council run.

Denver City Council members Carol Boigon and Doug Linkhart raised less than the top three, but also tapped additional funds. Boigon raised $52,598 and transferred $55,432 from her city council campaign. Linkhart raised just over $38,000 and accepted loans from himself and his father for another $65,000.

No one else reported raising more than a couple of hundred dollars.

Scot Kersgaard has been managing editor of a political newspaper, editor and co-owner of a ski town newspaper, executive editor of eight high-tech magazines (where he worked with current Apple CEO Tim Cook), deputy press secretary to a U.S. Senator, and an outdoors columnist at the Rocky Mountain News. He has an English degree from the University of Washington. He was awarded a fellowship to study internet journalism at the University of Maryland's Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. He was student body president in college. He spends his free time hiking and skiing.

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