Boigon drops out of mayor’s race: endorses Michael Hancock

Carol Boigon announced this morning
that she was ending her campaign for Denver mayor and endorsing Michael Hancock.

A recent poll, published in The Denver Post over the weekend showed Chris Romer tied with James Mejia at 22 percent, followed by Hancock with 18 percent. Boigon was in single digits.

Her website this morning did not yet have a statement, but the news was released by Hancock’s campaign.

This was posted on his website:

“I love this city and have been dedicated to serving Denver for over 20 years,” Carol said. “My commitment to Denver’s future is unwavering, and I am proud to support Michael Hancock for mayor because we share the same convictions of getting Denver residents back to work and creating new opportunities for all children. I have worked closely with Michael for eight years and I know he is tested and ready to lead Denver forward as our next mayor.”

Michael said he is honored to have such a strong leader in his corner. Carol and Michaelhave worked together on countless issues, helping to create sustainable jobs, growing Denver’s economy and ensuring every child is provided equal opportunities.

“A fierce champion of issues ranging from economic development to education, I am proud to receive Carol’s endorsement,” Michael said. “Carol is a true public servant and has been a friend and ally on the Denver City Council since 2003. We are all Denver, and together we will win this campaign.”

Having served on City Council together for 8 years, together Michael and Carol have fought to put Denver families front-and-center and stand in the gap for those left behind.

“Today, we march forward together to continue this fight and bring good jobs and better schools to every neighborhood,” Carol said.

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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