Former first lady Jeannie Ritter today endorsed Michael Hancock for Denver mayor

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.

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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