Former Colorado first lady Jeannie Ritter announced today that she has endorsed Michael Hancock for mayor of Denver.
Ritter was known for her work on mental health issues during her time as Colorado’s first lady. Her husband, former governor Bill Ritter has not publicly endorsed anyone in the mayor’s race.
“As Colorado’s first lady, I was called to give voice to those rarely heard. That’s why I find Michael’s ‘We are all Denver’ message so appealing, especially in these difficult times.
“I am inspired by Michael and his commitment to his family, his passion to help all children succeed, and his forward-thinking ideas. He has a unique understanding of our community and a bold vision for the future that will make him a great Denver mayor,” she said in a prepared statement.