The campaign, which had little enough drama, ended when Kelly Brough — who would have been Denver’s first female mayor — conceded just after 10 p.m.
Mike Johnston beats Kelly Brough to become Denver’s first new mayor in 12 years
Johnston will take the reins from Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. He will be inaugurated July 17.
Denver mayor election: Live updates during Tuesday’s runoff between Mike Johnston, Kelly Brough
Denver’s runoff mayoral election is today. Check for live updates for the race between Mike Johnston and Kelly Brough.
Messaging in Denver mayoral race goes negative in final stretch as spending heats up
Former Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce CEO Kelly Brough attacked former state Sen. Mike Johnston, saying his wealthy, out-of-state supporters were trying to “buy this race.”
Littwin: Of course the Denver mayor’s race would get ugly. But why is Kelly Brough taking shots at Leslie Herod?
Columnist Mike Littwin writes that we knew all along that the Denver mayor’s race eventually would turn ugly. But what was behind Kelly Brough’s shots at Leslie Herod?
Nicolais: Attacks on Mike Johnston endorsers are a bunch of Brough BS
After failing to land a glove on her mayoral opponent, Mike Johnston, Kelly Brough has taken to swinging at people who have endorsed him such as Rep. Leslie Herod
Carman: The Denver mayor’s race comes down to two very different candidates who agree on almost everything
There are no easy answers in the Denver mayor’s race. We’re stuck with a choice between mere mortals: Mike Johnston and Kelly Brough.
Meet Kelly Brough and Mike Johnston, the two candidates in Denver’s June 6 mayoral runoff
Johnston is a former state senator who also has a background in philanthropy and education. Brough is the former CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, and before that was chief of staff to then-Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper.
Nicolais: Working with Mike Johnston during a pandemic convinced me he is the right choice for Denver mayor
During 2021, I served as COVIDCheck Colorado’s general counsel and saw the inspirational leadership style Johnston would bring to combat Denver’s biggest challenges
Silverman: Morgan Carroll has helped drive Colorado Democrats to historic victories
Count on this savvy Colorado political leader to stay involved in public life