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See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver


Next municipal election is May 7th, 2019, with a runoff (if necessary) scheduled for June 4th, 2019. All 11 districted council seats, both at-large council seats, mayor, auditor, and clerk & recorder are up for vote.


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Denver Demographics

Population Median Age Median Household Income Registered Voters Presidential Results (Denver County) Religion (Denver County) Poverty Cost of Living Index Median House Value Median Rent Race Age Education Foreign Born Marital Status Unemployment Air Quality Index
663,862

(Female: 50%)
(Male: 50%)
34.1 years

(-2.3 years to CO)
$58,003

(-$820 to CO)
412,174

(Republican: 60,206%)
(Democratic: 202,090%)
(Unaffiliated: 141,332%)
2016: Clinton 73.69%
Trump: 18.89%

2012: Obama 73.4%
Romney: 24.4%

2008: Obama 75.15%
McCain: 23.41%

2004: Kerry 69.61%
Bush: 29.29%
186

(+86 to US)
$316,700

(+$76,200 to CO)
$1,094 White: 53.6%
Hispanic/Latino: 30.5%
Asian: 3.4%
Two or More Races: 2.5%
Black: 9.2%
Native American: .5%
Other Race: .3%
Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: .05%
Younger Adult 22-39: 34.1%
Older Adult 40-64: 29.4%
Children 0-17: 21.2%
Senior 65+: 10.5%
College 18-21: 4.75%
Bachelor's: 26.2%
Some College: 18.8%
High School: 18.5%
Master's: 11.0%
Some High School: 7.7%
Less than High School: 5.4%
Professional: 4.0%
15.7%

(+6.2% to CO)
Never married: 38%
Now married: 35%
Divorced: 14%
Widowed: 7%
Separated: 3%
6.2%

(+2.9% to CO)

See also https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/city-of-denver-home/government.html


Elected Positions

Denver holds municipal elections every 4 years. The last election was May 2015 and next election is May 2019 (a runoff is in June 2019 should no one in their respective election reach a 50% threshold).

Mayor, all of City Council (11 district and 2 at large total 13 positions) plus Clerk and Auditor are included in the municipal elections.

Sheriff is not an elected position in the city and county of Denver. It is by mayoral appointment.


Operational Electeds


Title Name Party Next Election Contact Elected in 2015 Elected in 2011
Auditor Timothy O'Brien Democrat 2019 (720) 913-1311
Email
Timothy O'Brien Dennis Gallagher
Clerk & Recorder Debra Johnson Democrat 2019 720-865-8400
Email
Debra Johnson Debra Johnson


Mayor and City Council


Title Name Party Next Election Contact Elected in 2015 Elected in 2011
Mayor Michael Hancock Democrat 2019 720-865-9000
Contact Page
Michael Hancock Michael Hancock
 
At-Large Robin Kniech Democrat 2019 (720) 337-7712
Email
Robin Kniech Robin Kniech
At-Large Debbie Ortega Democrat 2019 (720) 337-7713
Email
Debbie Ortega Debbie Ortega
District 1 Rafael Espinoza Democrat 2019 720-337-7701
Email
Rafael Espinoza Susan Shepherd
District 2 Kevin Flynn Democrat 2019 (720) 337-2222
Email
Kevin Flynn Jeanne Faatz
District 3 Paul Lopez Democrat 2019 (720) 337-3333
Email
Paul Lopez Paul Lopez
District 4 Kendra Black Democrat 2019 (720)337-4444
Email
Kendra Black Peggy Lehmann
District 5 Mary Beth Susman Democrat 2019 (720)337-5555
Email
Mary Beth Susman Mary Beth Susman
District 6 Paul Kashmann Democrat 2019 (720) 337-6666
Email
Paul Kashmann Charlie Brown
District 7 Jolon Clark Democrat 2019 ​(720) 337-7777
Email
Jolon Clark Chris Nevitt
District 8 Christopher Herndon Democrat 2019 (720) 337-8888
Email
Christopher Herndon Albus Brooks
District 9 Albus Brooks Democrat 2019 (720) 337-7709
Email
Albus Brooks Judy Montero
District 10 Wayne New Unaffiliated 2019 (720) 337-7710
Email
Wayne New Jeanne Robb
District 11 Stacie Gilmore Democrat 2019 (720) 337-7711
Email
Stacie Gilmore Christopher Herndon


Expanded Runoff Election Results

BOLD are the winners, and ITALICS advance to the automatic runoff.

2015 and 2011 General and Runoff Results
Seat 2015 Runoff 2015 General 2011 Runoff 2011 General
(Info)
 
Auditor X Timothy M. O'Brien 53.02%
Chris Nevitt 46.98%
X Dennis Gallagher 67.0%
Marcus D. Richardson 17.8%
Bill Wells 15.1%
Clerk & Recorder X Debra A. Johnson 84.21%
Joan Poston 15.79%
Debra Johnson 51%
Sarah McCarthy 48.9%
Sarah McCarthy 32.3%
Debra Johnson 29.3%
Tom Downey 28.2%
Jacob Werther 10.0%
 
Mayor X Michael B. Hancock 80.16%
Marcus Giavanni 8.5%
Paul Noel Fiorino 5.69%
Seku 3.15%
Write-Ins 2.5%
Michael Hancock 58%
Chris Romer 41.9%
Chris Romer 28.5%
Michael Hancock 27.1%
James Mejia 25.7%
Doug Linkhart 9.4%
Theresa Spahn 2.9%
Carol Boigon 2.0%
Thomas Wolf 1.8%
Danny Lopez 0.9%
Jeff Peckman 0.6%
Ken Simpson 0.4%
 
At-Large (Does Not Apply) Deborah "Debbie" Ortega 38.43%
Robin Kniech 30.25%
Jeffery Washington 12.76%
Jose G. Silva 10.92%
Kayvan Khalatbari 7.63%
(Does Not Apply) Deborah Ortega 33.6%
Robin Kniech 22.7%
Rich Gonzales 19.7%
Josh Davies 17.7%
Jesse Kyle Shelmire 6.0%
District 1 X Rafael Espinoza 68.65%
Susan K. Shepherd 31.35%

(Incumbent Defeated)
Susan K. Shepherd 52.6%
Ken Padilla 47.3%
Ken Padilla 27.2%
Susan Shepherd 19.4%
John E. Haney 13.4%
Samantha Padilla Scheitler 12.2%
Katherine K. Cornwell 11.9%
Larry Ambrose 9.6%
Jeffrey Schitter 6.0% (Libertarian)
District 2 Kevin Flynn 51.42%
John Kidd 48.58%
John Kidd 33.95%
Kevin Flynn 22.15%
Jeanne Labuda 18.18%
Fran Coleman 17.07%
Danny F. Lopez 8.48%
X Jeanne Faatz 78.9%
Edward S. Valdez 21.0%
District 3 X Paul D. Lopez
(UNOPPOSED)
X Paul D. Lopez
(UNOPPOSED)
District 4 X Kendra Black 55.47%
Halisi Vinson 37.8%
Carolina Klein 6.73%
X Peggy A. Lehmann
(UNOPPOSED)
District 5 X Mary Beth Susman
(UNOPPOSED)
Mary Beth Susman 50.5%
Steve Saunders 49.4%
Steve Saunders 34.9%
Mary Beth Susman 29.7%
Leslie Twarogowski 15.9%
Michele Fry 10.9%
Meredith Hartigan 5.2%
Ted Tompkins 3.1%
District 6 X Paul Kashmann 54.64%
Liz Adams 45.36%
X Charlie Brown
(UNOPPOSED)
District 7 Jolon Clark 53.74%
Aaron Greco 46.26%
Jolon Clark 26.2%
Aaron Greco 15.87%
Anne McGihon 15.55%
Luchia Brown 10.48%
Mathews "Mateos" Alvarez 9.35%
Jake Viano 7.41%
Mickki Langston 6.31%
Ian Harwick 5.58%
Michael J. Levy 3.23%
X Chris Nevitt
(UNOPPOSED)
District 8 X Christopher Herndon
(UNOPPOSED)
Albus Brooks 59.7%
Will Alston 40.2%
Will Alston 15.9%
Albus Brooks 15.7%
Paul Weiss 12.7%
Nita Mosby Henry 12.3%
Thomas Gilhooly 9.1%
Dan Stafford 5.5%
Darrell B. Watson 3.1%
Tony Ferrufino 3.1%
Warren Edson 2.7%
Adam Crowley 2.3%
Titus Peterson 2.2%
Tom Morris 2.0%
Mark G Martinez 1.9%
Breck Grover 1.8%
Julie C. Farrar 1.1%
Theresa Marie O'Sullivan 1.1%
Penelope Zeller 1.0%
Tom Rutherford 1.0%

(Plus 18 Additional Write-Ins,
due to Carla Madison's death)
District 9 X Albus Brooks 67.94%
Ean Thomas Tafoya 17.32%
Michael "Borch" Borcherding 14.75%
X Judy H. Montero 64.7%
Michael P. Sanchez 19.8%
Juanita Gable 15.4%
District 10 Wayne New 51.87%
Anna Jones 48.13%
Wayne New 34.73%
Anna Jones 33.07%
Travis P. Leiker 20.87%
Chris Cornell Wedor 5.96%
Chris Chiari 5.37%
X Jeanne Robb
(UNOPPOSED)
District 11 Stacie Gilmore 59.34%
Sean Bradley 40.66%
Stacie Gilmore 38.01%
Sean Bradley 24.46%
Shelli Brown 21.93%
Tea Schook 8.7%
Tim Camarillo 6.9%
X Chris Herndon 53.0%
Chris Martinez 46.9%


Special Interests

May/June 2019 Election

The regular general election will be on Tuesday May 7th, 2019. Ballots will begin being mailed to voters Monday April 15th, 2019 and ought to be in voters' hands in about a week's time.

Should no candidate achieve 50% of the vote, it will go to an instant runoff, which will be Tuesday June 4th, 2019. (No word yet on when runoff ballots will be mailed.)


Candidates

As of January 1st, 2019, these candidates are filed and declared. Ballot access will be via petition. The petitions for signature will circulate between Tuesday February 5th and Wednesday March 13th, 2019.


Operational Electeds


Seat Candidate Party Issues Focused On Selected Experience Endorsements Campaign Contact Info
Auditor Timothy O'Brien (i) Democrat Website
Facebook
Twitter
 
Clerk & Recorder Raymon Anthony Doane Libertarian Official Platform Webpage
I imagine a world where all individuals are sovereign people: free to choose their own lives, and work for their own successes, unhindered by the choices of others. People are not subjects sacrificing themselves for others based on mandates made by those who do not represent them.
Ran as Libertarian in 2018 for CD 1, getting 3.14% of the vote in a 4-way race (Official City of Denver candidate page)
Was also nominated for State Treasurer, but declined for CD 1
Ran as Republican in 2016 for SD 33, getting 18.05% of the vote in a two-way race
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Email
303-915-8873
Clerk & Recorder Paul Lopez Democrat Official Issues Webpage
Accessible, Open and Transparent Government
Increase Voter Turnout and Civic Participation
Protect Love and Marriage Equality
Foreclosure Prevention and Affordable Housing
Defend our Democracy and our Right to Vote
Current Denver City Councilor (District 3) Full List of Endorsements
Pipefitters 208
International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Denver Firefighters Local 858
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Josh Hanfling - (Lobbyist/Co-Founder/Principal at Sewald Hanfling, Public Affairs/Lobbying)
Dolores Huerta
Fmr. Speaker Crisanta Duran
State Sen. Angela Williams
State Reps. Adrienne Benevidez and Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez
Fmr. State Rep. Joe Salazar
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Online Contact Form
Email
720-799-7583
Clerk & Recorder Marcus Antonio Luszko Democrat
Clerk & Recorder Sarah McCarthy Unaffiliated Previously ran for Clerk in 2011, losing the runoff by 2 pts.
Archived Website for 2011 run
Website (Linked on Twitter, but not working)
Twitter (Last posted in 2011)
Clerk & Recorder Peg Perl Democrat From Announcement Article:
"I have spent my whole career working for government to be open and accountable to all people, not just the well-connected. And I really want to take the experience I’ve gained through federal policy work, and also work at the state level, and put that experience to work at the local level. We have a lot of opportunities here in Denver ... to be a leader on open government and transparency issues, and that’s what I would like to do."
LinkedIn
Consultant focused on policy and civic education at Democracy TNG LLC
Senior Counsel at the now defunct Colorado Ethics Watch
Emerge alum
Full List of Endorsements
Speaker KC Becker
Cary Kennedy, former State Treasurer and former Denver Deputy Mayor
Jack Kroll, CU Regent
John Kefalas, Larimer County Commissioner
State Sen. Rachel Zenzinger
Fmr. State Sens. Linda Newell, Pat Steadman, Jessie Ulibarri
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Email

(i) = incumbent


Mayor and City Council


Seat Candidate Party Issues Focused On Selected Experience Endorsements Campaign Contact Info
Mayor Michael Hancock (i) Democrat VIDEO - HD9 Forum FULL LIST

Senator Michael Bennet
Gov. John Hickenlooper
Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne
Ken Salazar
Fmr. Gov. Bill Ritter
Fmr. State Senator Mike Johnston
Fmr. Mayor Wellington Webb
Congressmen Joe Neguse and Ed Perlmutter
Fmr. State Senator Irene Aguilar
DPS board members Jennier Bacon and Barbara O'Brien
Teamsters Local 17
Denver Firefighters Local 858
John Hanfling - (Lobbyist/Co-Founder/Principal at Sewald Hanfling, Public Affairs/Lobbying)
Pat Hamill - (Real Estate Developer; donates to reform candidates; member of Colorado Concern, which lists education reform as a value)
Dan Ritchie
RD Sewald - (Lobbyist/Co-Founder/Principal at Sewald Hanfling, Public Affairs/Lobbying)
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Email
Mayor Lisa Calderón Democrat Full List of Issues
Resident-Driven Planning
Gender Parity and Protection
Power Sharing (employee/union rights)
Government Accountability and Transparency, plus Ethics Board
Fair Competition (Contracting)
Supports having an elected Sheriff
Independent Monitor to increase oversight
Revamp City Attorney to oversee the interests of taxpayers, not the mayor

VIDEO - HD9 Forum
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Email
Mayor Stephan Evans
(Chairman Seku)
Unaffiliated From Facebook About Page
Advocacy Social-Change Agency representing issues of the Disabled & Senior Citizenz; Poor, Workin'-2 B-Poor, and Just Got Broke!; ForeClosured and HomeLess Folkz...Focus is on Systems of Local and State government policy and procedures of Cronyism, Corruption, and Mismanagement of TaxPayers dollars.
Website
Facebook
Email
(720) 477-9671
Mayor Marcus Giavanni Unaffiliated Official Platform Page
Non-partisan, pragmatic solutions are the key to the future
No one group holds all the answers. Diverse voices, treated with respect, can best help us define our priorities and craft solutions.
Economic power of Our Denver Metropolis should benefit everyone here.
Government decisions should strengthen business, strengthen the community, and increase safety for all.
Expanding our leadership role in the world for innovation, investment, hospitality, service, and travel.
Previously ran for Denver Mayor in 2015
Was Unaffiliated write-in candidate for Gov in 2014
His running mate was Republican Joshua Yballa
Gubernatorial Website
Personal Website
Another Website
Website
Twitter
YouTube
Email
Mayor Jamie Giellis Democrat FULL LIST
Accessible Housing
Transportation and Mobility
Improve Police Training
Clean Environment
Economic Sustainability
Inclusivity
Ethics

Reddit AMA
VIDEO - HD9 Forum
Dennis Gallagher, fmr. Denver Auditor Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
(720) 815-5290
Mayor Kalyn Heffernan Democrat Full List
Disability visibility and accessibility
End Urban Camping Ban
Affordable/Accessible Housing
Healthcare for All
Education Equity
Net Neutrality
Clean Air, clean water, clean energy
Strengthen the arts
De-militarize the Police
Reparations
Protect Immigrants
Leader at the 55-hour ADAPT sit-in at Cory Gardner's office Website
Facebook
Twitter
Email
Mayor Danny Lopez Democrat Denverite Profile
Longtime city employee
Ran for Denver mayor in 2007 and 2011
Ran for Denver Council District 2 in 2003 and 2015
Email
(303) 922-3920
Mayor Leatha Scott Democrat Email
(720) 569-2804
Mayor Kenneth Simpson Democrat LinkedIn Email
(303) 807-0328
Mayor Penfield Tate Democrat VIDEO - HD9 Forum Attorney at Kutak Rock
Previously ran for mayor in 2003; did not advance to runoff
State Senator 2000-2003
Colorado State Representative (1997-2000)
Colorado Democratic Party Vice Chair 1994-1996
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Email
(720) 459-0735
 
 Withdrawn Candidates
 
Mayor Kayvan Khalatbari Unaffiliated


Seat Candidate Party Issues Focused On Selected Experience Endorsements Campaign Contact Info
At-Large Robin Kniech (i) Democrat Housing For All
Climate and Sustainability
Transportation and Mobility
Economic Development for People
Marijuana Regulations
Inclusivity, Diversity, and Police Retraining
Website
Facebook
Twitter Email
Contact Page
(720) 295-6154
At-Large Deborah Ortega (i) Democrat Issues Page
Track Record, Campaign Page
Strengthen Our Economy (local hire policies)
Advance Sustainability (environment and food)
Address Affordable Housing Crisis
Sound Fiscal Policies and Practices (cut red tape)
United Mine Workers of America
Pipefittetrs 208
Firefighters 858
Fmr. State Sen. Irene Aguilar
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Email
720-315-8881
At-Large Robert Fisher (Pending more info) Email
720-665-0287
At-Large Johnny Hayes Unaffiliated
At-Large Jesse Parris Democrat Is a Facebook Team Member for Chairman Seku's mayoral run Website
Facebook
Email (Another Email)
Online Contact Page
720-518-0907
At-Large Tony Pigford Unaffiliated Issues Page
Affordable Housing and Transportation, middle-class focus
Living Wage, Collective Bargaining, Paid Family Leave
Protect civil rights regardless of race or socioeconomic status
Address systemic ineuqualities rather than have the criminal justice system sort them out
Invest in mental health services
Stop School-to-Prison Pipeline
Green New Deal
LinkedIn Endorsements Page
Teamsters Locals 17 and 455
Progressive Democrats of Colorado
Broader Representation Advocacy Team PAC
Susan Barnes-Gelts, fmr Denver Councilor
Wanda James, Simply Pure Dispensary
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Email
At-Large Ralph Tingle Jr. Democrat LinkedIn Email
At-Large Lynne Wachendorfer-Langdon Unaffiliated
(her Facebook profile "Likes" Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. No other political figures.)
LinkedIn
IMDb Page

(i) = incumbent


Ward Races

District 1 - OPEN SEAT
Seat Candidate Party Issues Focused On Selected Experience Endorsements Campaign Contact Info
District 1 Victoria Aguilar Unaffiliated LinkedIn Website
Facebook
Email
District 1 Sabrina D'Agosta Unaffiliated LinkedIn
Twitter
Instagram
Website
Facebook
Email
303-437-6671
District 1 Scott Alan Durrah Democrat Website
Facebook
Twitter
Email
Instagram
District 1 Prajwal Kulkarni Republican Website
Facebook
Twitter
Online Contact Form
Email
720-314-8568
District 1 Raven Porteous Democrat
(There is a Raven Porteous registered in Wheat Ridge, but system may not have updated)
Facebook
Email
(720) 474-9326
District 1 David Sabados Democrat Website
Facebook
Email
303-588-6922
District 1 Amanda Sandoval Democrat Website
Facebook
Twitter
Email
Instagram
(303) 433-1334
District 1 Michael Somma Democrat Website
Facebook
Twitter
Email
Instagram
(720) 837-3438
District 2
Seat Candidate Party Issues Focused On Selected Experience Endorsements Campaign Contact Info
District 2 Kevin Flynn (i) Democrat Website
Facebook
Email
303-882-9027
District 3 - OPEN SEAT
Seat Candidate Party Issues Focused On Selected Experience Endorsements Campaign Contact Info
District 3 Veronica Barela Democrat Michael Kiley is Campaign Treasurer Website
Facebook
Online Contact Page
Email
720-621-8985
District 3 Annamarie Martinez
(May be confidential voter)
Julie Bañuelos is campaign treasurer Website
Facebook
Twitter
Email
Instagram
YouTube
720-772-9602
District 3 Raymond Montoya Democrat LinkedIn Website
Facebook
Twitter
Email
Online Contact Page
303-323-9996
District 3 David Roybal
(May be confidential voter)
Facebook
Email
720-518-4636
District 3 Jaime Torres
(May be confidential voter)
Website
Facebook
Email
Online Contact Page
720-270-5706
District 4
Seat Candidate Party Issues Focused On Selected Experience Endorsements Campaign Contact Info Questionnaires/Interviews
District 4 Kendra Black (i) Democrat Official Priorities List
Work for smart growth—affordable housing, traffic, land use, green spaces.
Respond to constituent needs and resolve issues.
Advocate for resources to maintain parks and neighborhoods, keep streets safe, and support our most vulnerable citizens.
Increase safety on our streets for all modes of travel and work with RTD to make light rail stations more accessible.
Ensure seniors have the connections and resources to maintain their quality of life.
Bring together citizens, property and business owners and city planners to plan the future 21st century southeast Denver.
Work to improve recycling and composting rates
LinkedIn
"My professional experience includes work in non-profits, education and community outreach, including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, CU Denver and George Washington High School."
Full List (May have been from 2015 run)
Fmr. Denver Mayor Federico Peña
Fmr. Speaker of the House Terrance Carroll
DPS Board members Happy Haynes, Anne Rowe, Barbara O'Brien
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Email
(303) 639-5453
Candidate Website Newsfeed
District 4 Colleen Zahradnicek Democrat Full List of Issues
Work to make more permanent affordable housing as well as more affordable housing for all income levels.
Make the streets safe for pedestrians, bicycles and cars by expanding our public transit options, safe bike lanes and safe sidewalks.
LinkedIn
Real Estate Agent
Emerge alum
Denver Theatrical Film, Stage & Exhibitions Employees Union
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Progressive Democrats of America
Website
Twitter
Facebook
Email
2018 Interview - Why she is running
District 5
Seat Candidate Party Issues Focused On Selected Experience Endorsements Campaign Contact Info
District 5 Mary Beth Susman (i) Democrat Website
Facebook
Twitter
Email
District 5 Michele Fry Democrat
Emerge alum
Dalton Zuber is campaign treasurer Website
Facebook
Twitter
Email
Instagram
District 5 Stephen Replin Unaffiliated Email
303-916-3479
District 5 Amanda Sawyer Unaffiliated LinkedIn
Emerge alum
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Email
Online Contact Page
Instagram
303-549-2949
District 6
Seat Candidate Party Issues Focused On Selected Experience Endorsements Campaign Contact Info
District 6 Paul Kashmann (i) Democrat Website
Email
720-260-0638
District 6 Nicholas Jonathan Richard Zimmers Unaffiliated
District 7
Seat Candidate Party Issues Focused On Selected Experience Endorsements Campaign Contact Info
District 7 Jolon Clark (i) Democrat Full List of Issues
Affordable housing
Parks / public spaces
Local businesses
Transportation
Education / public schools
LinkedIn
Associate Director of The Greenway Foundation
Owner / Independent Broker at Impeccable Manors, Affordable Real Estate Solutions
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Email
(303) 550-2066
District 7 Mark Kelley Unaffiliated Universal housing
Transportation independence
Sustainable communities
Action Network
Email
(720) 725-1128
District 8
Seat Candidate Party Issues Focused On Selected Experience Endorsements Campaign Contact Info Questionnaires/Interviews
District 8 Christopher Herndon (i) Democrat Full List
Public safety
Housing
Youth empowerment
Community
Candidate About Page
Served in US Army, with tours to Kosovo and Iraq (received an honorable discharge in 2005)
Volunteer block captain with Stapleton United Neighbors (SUN) and co-chair of the Outreach Committee.
Website
Facebook
Email
(303) 437-7951
2018 Denverite Acrticle
Greater Park Hill Community Interview
303 Interview (as councilmember)
District 8 Jon Bowman Democrat
District 8 Miguel Ceballos-Ruiz Democrat Candidate About Page
Labor, education, social justice, environmental justice, camping ban, I-70 Central Project/Ditch, Olympics, minimum wage, rent controls, gentrification/displacement/affordable housing, health care, women and LGBTQ+ health, protection for immigrants, expanding the electorate
Candidate Bio Page
Co-founded grassroots neighborhood activist group focused on activating electorate for 2016 presidential caucus
Elected to executive board of the Colorado Democratic Party (statewide director for voter registration efforts)
Full List of Endorsements
Fmr. State Rep. Joe Salazar
State Reps. Brianna Titone, Jonathan Singer
Denver Democratic Socialists of America
Saira Rao, 2018 CD 1 Candidate for Dem nom
Bernard Douthit, 2018 candidate for State Treasurer dem nom
America Carbajal
Vanessa Quintana, activist
Dr. Mike Cortes
7 Leguas (restaurant)
Jeanette Vizguerra, activist
Martha Lugo, 2019 Aurora At-Large candidate
Lisa Culpepper, Adams County Treasurer
El Patron (restaurant)
Tim Krug, 2018 dem candidate for CD4 BOE
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Email
(720) 900-5548
2018 Denverite Acrticle
Greater Park Hill Community Interview
District 8 LaMone Noles Democrat Neighborhood planning, affordable housing, community engagement
(Source)
Raised in North Park Hill, attended DPS during the integration era of the 1970’s
President, City Park Friends and Neighbors
Board member, Greater Park Hill Community, Inc.
Past President, Park Hill ACORN, a working families organization
Medical Support Assistant, VA Medical Center in Denver
Nominee, Juanita Gray Community Service Award, 2014
Emerge alum
Email Greater Park Hill Community Interview
Denverite Article
District 8 Erik Penn Democrat Official Platform
Housing, public health, food access, transportation, jobs
LinkedIn
Daniels Scholar
Internship with the Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania
Internship with Colorado Common Cause
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Email
2018 Denverite Acrticle
Greater Park Hill Community Interview
District 8 Blair Taylor Unaffiliated Greater Park Hill Community Interview
Denverite Article
District 8 Patrick Thibault Democrat Candidate Vision Page
Jobs, housing options for all income levels, investment in neighborhood infrastructure, public safety, services for seniors, youth, and working families
Candidate Bio Page
Recruiter for the Community College of Denver
Chief of Staff/Policy director for both a State Senator and Representative in the Colorado General Assembly
Political Action Chair on Denver NAACP’s executive committee for the past five years
Recipient of Colorado People’s Alliance’s "People’s Award/El Reconocimiento del Pueblo" for advocacy around DACA
Full List of Endorsements
State Rep. Rochelle Galindo
Ed Bagwell (President of Teamsters Local 17)
Julio X. Rivera (President of ATU 1001)
Progressive Democrats of America Denver Chapter
Denver Theatrical Stage, Film & Exhibition Employees' Union
Website
Facebook
Email
303-667-9289
Greater Park Hill Community Interview
Denverite Article
District 9
Seat Candidate Party Issues Focused On Selected Experience Endorsements Campaign Contact Info
District 9 Albus Brooks (i) Democrat
District 9 Candi CdeBaca Unaffiliated Emerge alum
District 9 David Anthony Oletski Democrat
District 9 Jonathan Woodley Republican
District 10
Seat Candidate Party Issues Focused On Selected Experience Endorsements Campaign Contact Info
District 10 Wayne New (i) Unaffiliated Email
303-333-3243
District 10 Christopher Hinds Democrat Website
Facebook
Twitter
Email
Instagram
303-717-9174
District 10 Patrick Key
(Cannot confirm)
Email
303-638-5939
District 10 Antonio Mendez Democrat LinkedIn Website
Facebook
Twitter
Email
Online Contact Page
917-842-0917
District 10 Tony Smith Democrat Website
Facebook
Twitter
Email
Online Contact Page
Instagram
District 11
Seat Candidate Party Issues Focused On Selected Experience Endorsements Campaign Contact Info
District 11 Stacie Gilmore (i) Democrat Website
Facebook
Twitter
Email
Instagram
District 11 Christine Alonzo
(Cannot confirm)
LinkedIn Website
Facebook
Email
720-675-1484
District 11 Shayla Richard Democrat LinkedIn
Emerge alum
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Email
Instagram
720-334-8734
 
 Withdrawn Candidates
 
District 11 McKael Grayson Democrat


Forums

Mayor - Upcoming

  • Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 6 PM at the Alliance Center in Denver, hosted by The Alliance Center, with ProgressNow Colorado and Colorado Sierra Club.


Mayor - Archived


Campaign Finance

Candidate and Political Committees:

  • February 5th, 2019
  • March 5th, 2019
  • March 17th, 2019
  • April 3rd, 2019
  • April 17th, 2019
  • May 3rd, 2019
  • May 30th, 2019
  • July 4th, 2019
  • January 31st, 2020


Issue Committees:

  • February 5th, 2019
  • March 5th, 2019
  • April 5th, 2019
  • May 2nd, 2019
  • May 5th, 2019
  • June 6th, 2019
  • January 31st, 2020


EDITORIAL NOTE: Figures between Total Contributions and subtraction of Total Expenditures will not always necessarily equal Cash On Hand. This is commonly due to money being left over from previous campaigns.


Operational Electeds


Seat Candidate Party Total Contributions Total Expenditures Cash On Hand Total In-Kind Contributions Notable Donors
Auditor Timothy O'Brien (i) Democrat $22,660.71 $21,293.77 $11,081.93 $0
 
Clerk & Recorder Raymon Anthony Doane Libertarian $209.32 $0 $209.32 $112.36
Clerk & Recorder Paul Lopez Democrat $76,829.62 $26,559.48 $50,270.14 $0
Clerk & Recorder Marcus Antonio Luszko Democrat
Clerk & Recorder Sarah McCarthy Unaffiliated $0 $58.85 ($58.85) $0
Clerk & Recorder Peg Perl Democrat $36,409.73 $16,630.42 $19,779.31 $4,758.43
 
Seat Candidate Party Total Contributions Total Expenditures Cash On Hand Total In-Kind Contributions Notable Donors
CLERK & RECORDER (All) x $113,448.67 $43,248.75 $70,258.77
(Campaign debt does not figure in)
$4,870.79 x

(i) = incumbent

Also see the CleanSlateNow Denver Auditor page for additional financial info. CleanSlateNow Denver County Clerk page


Mayor and City Council


Seat Candidate Party Total Contributions Total Expenditures Cash On Hand Total In-Kind Contributions Notable Donors
Mayor Michael Hancock (i) Democrat $1,502,127.41 $1,330,826.82 $431,970.83 $23,594.78
Mayor Lisa Calderón Democrat $60,691.65 $50,244.86 $10,446.79 $17,873.83
Mayor Stephan Evans
(Chairman Seku)
Unaffiliated $1,545.00 $1,320.64 $224.36 $0
Mayor Marcus Giavanni Unaffiliated $0 $0 $0 $3,800.00
Mayor Jamie Giellis Democrat $398,232.00 $164,020.10 $234,211.90 $0
Mayor Kalyn Heffernan Democrat $1,698.00 $451.91 $1,246.09 $256.00
Mayor Danny Lopez Democrat (No financial filings) (No financial filings) (No financial filings)
Mayor Leatha Scott Democrat $168.55 $94.09 $74.46 $0
Mayor Kenneth Simpson Democrat (No financial filings) (No financial filings) (No financial filings)
Mayor Penfield Tate Democrat $205,000.14 $120,322.02 $84,678.12 $35.24
 
 Withdrawn Candidates
 
Mayor Kayvan Khalatbari Unaffiliated $329,908.54 $313,932.19 $15,976.35 $15,918.61
 
Seat Candidate Party Total Contributions Total Expenditures Cash On Hand Total In-Kind Contributions Notable Donors
MAYOR (All) x $2,499,371.29 $1,981,212.63 $778,828.90 $45,559.85 x

Also see the CleanSlateNow Denver Mayor page for additional financial info.


Seat Candidate Party Total Contributions Total Expenditures Cash On Hand Total In-Kind Contributions Notable Donors
At-Large Robin Kniech (i) Democrat $113,003.00 $25,467.61 $94,819.76 $3,038.65
At-Large Deborah Ortega (i) Democrat $88,063.00 $21,197.21 $78,883.07 $1,000.00
At-Large Robert Fisher (Pending more info) (No financial filings) (No financial filings) (No financial filings) (No financial filings)
At-Large Johnny Hayes Unaffiliated (No financial filings) (No financial filings) (No financial filings) (No financial filings)
At-Large Jesse Parris Democrat $500 $0 $500 Dianne Thiel (activist, including for the homeless) - $500
At-Large Tony Pigford Unaffiliated $54,614.19 $36,469.88 $18,144.31 $2,000.00
At-Large Ralph Tingle Jr. Democrat (No financial filings) (No financial filings) (No financial filings) (No financial filings)
At-Large Lynne Watchendorfer-Langdon
May be a confidential voter,
but her Facebook profile "likes" Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. No other political figures)
(No financial filings) (No financial filings) (No financial filings) (No financial filings)
 
Seat Candidate Party Total Contributions Total Expenditures Cash On Hand Total In-Kind Contributions Notable Donors
AT-LARGE (All) x $256,180.19 $83,134.70 $192,347.14 $6,038.65 x

(i) = incumbent

Also see the CleanSlateNow Denver At-Large page for additional financial info.


District 1 - OPEN SEAT
Seat Candidate Party Total Contributions Total Expenditures Cash On Hand Total In-Kind Contributions Notable Donors
District 1 Victoria Aguilar Unaffiliated $6,221.00 $4,814.71 $1,406.29 $454.00
District 1 Sabrina D'Agosta Unaffiliated $13,812.75 $5,283.48 $8,529.27 $0
District 1 Scott Alan Durrah Democrat $38,499.20 $12,067.21 $26,431.99 $1,431.68
District 1 Prajwal Kulkarni Republican $18,289.47 $0 $18,289.47 $0
District 1 Raven Porteous Democrat
(There is a Raven Porteous registered in Wheat Ridge, but system may not have updated)
(No financial filings) (No financial filings) (No financial filings) (No financial filings)
District 1 David Sabados Democrat $22,781.59 $13,350.48 $9,431.11 $575.27 Rebecca McClellan (State Board of Education - CD6)
Susan Shepherd (fmr. Denver coincilor)
Amy Padden (2018 AG dem primary candidate)
Lesley Smith (CU Regent At-Large)
Noel Ginsburg (2018 Gov dem primary candidate)
State Rep. Sonya Lewis
District 1 Amanda Sandoval Democrat $34,570.00 $7,266.29 $27,303.71 $1,440.00 Corbin Tilleman-Dick
Joshua Hanfling
District 1 Michael Somma Democrat $44,766.05 $14,060.16 $30,705.89
 
Seat Candidate Party Total Contributions Total Expenditures Cash On Hand Total In-Kind Contributions Notable Donors
DISTRICT 1 (All) x $178,940.06 $56,841.62 $122,097.73 $3,900.95 x

Also see the CleanSlateNow Denver District 1 page for additional financial info.


District 2
Seat Candidate Party Total Contributions Total Expenditures Cash On Hand Total In-Kind Contributions Notable Donors
District 2 Kevin Flynn (i) Democrat $38,015.61 $6,866.96 $36,557.59 $368.34 Sewald Hanfling Public Affairs - $500
Susan Barnes-Gelt - $250
Fmr. State Sen. Irene Aguilar - $100

Also see the CleanSlateNow Denver District 2 page for additional financial info.


District 3 - OPEN SEAT
Seat Candidate Party Total Contributions Total Expenditures Cash On Hand Total In-Kind Contributions Notable Donors
District 3 Veronica Barela Democrat $32,475.00 $16,144.89 $16,330.11 $515.00 Kevin Flynn (Denver Councilor D2) - $200
Xochitl Gaytan (Ed. activist; 2017 DPS candidate) - $100
Val Flores (State Board of Ed. CD 1) - $50
District 3 Annamarie Martinez
(May be confidential voter)
$2,442.00 $3,007.44 ($565.44) $225.00 Candidate Donation - $1,500
District 3 Raymond Montoya Democrat $4,780.00 $3,783.58 $996.42 $600.00
District 3 David Roybal
(May be confidential voter)
(No financial filings) (No financial filings) (No financial filings) (No financial filings)
District 3 Jaime Torres
(May be confidential voter)
$27,959.00 $15,567.29 $12,391.71 $200.00 Fmr. State Sen. Irene Aguilar - $100
Rosemary Rodriguez (former DPS board member) - $100
 
Seat Candidate Party Total Contributions Total Expenditures Cash On Hand Total In-Kind Contributions Notable Donors
DISTRICT 3 (All) x $67,656.00 $38,503.20 $29,718.24
(Campaign debt does not figure in)
$1,540.00 x

Also see the CleanSlateNow Denver District 3 page for additional financial info.


District 4
Seat Candidate Party Total Contributions Total Expenditures Cash On Hand Total In-Kind Contributions Notable Donors
District 4 Kendra Black (i) Democrat $102,948.00 $1,836.92 $106,788.47 A number of direct contributions are from companies and individuals involved in property development and/or property management.
District 4 Colleen Zahradnicek Democrat $7,936 $6,872.90 $1,063.10 The majority of contributions are small (less than $250).
 
Seat Candidate Party Total Contributions Total Expenditures Cash On Hand Total In-Kind Contributions Notable Donors
DISTRICT 4 (All) x $107,185 $8,126.02 $104,736.37 $ x

Also see the CleanSlateNow Denver District 4 page for additional financial info.


District 5
Seat Candidate Party Total Contributions Total Expenditures Cash On Hand Total In-Kind Contributions Notable Donors
District 5 Mary Beth Susman (i) Democrat $38,528.12 $11,705.47 $68,508.02 $0 East West Partners-Denver - $1,000
Apartment Association Metro Denver - $500
District 5 Michele Fry Democrat $24,660.00 $20,288.33 $4,371.67 $65.00 Candidate Donation - $2,000
Stonewall Democrats Initiative - $400
Susan Barnes-Gelt (fmr. Denver Councilor) - $100
Steve O'Dorisio (Adams County Commissioner) - $75
State Rep. Emily Sirota - $50
State Rep. Jovan Melton - $50
Southern Colorado Cannabis Council - $50
Fmr. Gov. Dick Lamm - $50
District 5 Amanda Sawyer Unaffiliated $75,560.00 $29,223.24 $46,336.76 $1,500.00 Taylor Sjobakken (employer: Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains) - $1,000
Susan Barnes-Gelt (fmr. Denver Councilor) - $1,000
 
Seat Candidate Party Total Contributions Total Expenditures Cash On Hand Total In-Kind Contributions Notable Donors
DISTRICT 5 (All) x $138,748.12 $61,217.04 $119,216.45 $1,565.00 x

Also see the CleanSlateNow Denver District 5 page for additional financial info.


District 6
Seat Candidate Party Total Contributions Total Expenditures Cash On Hand Total In-Kind Contributions Notable Donors
District 6 Paul Kashmann (i) Democrat $34,337.00 $460.84 $34,602.34 $0 Fmr. Gov. Dick Lamm - $100
Fmr. State Rep. Paul Rosenthal - $20
District 6 Nicholas Jonathan Richard Zimmers Unaffiliated

Also see the CleanSlateNow Denver District 6 page for additional financial info.


District 7
Seat Candidate Party Total Contributions Total Expenditures Cash On Hand Total In-Kind Contributions Notable Donors
District 7 Jolon Clark (i) Democrat $53,384.34 $6,127.66 $55,592.71 $250.66 United, $1,000
Hensel Phelps (general contractor & construction company) $1,000
East West Partners(real estate developer, supporter of the Greenway Foundation) $1,000
Bill Fowler (President/CEO of Verso Networks/WiFiHood) $1,000
Joseph Coppola $1,000
Dimitrios Balafas (co-founder/managing partner of Kentro Group, retail real estate / development co.) $1,000
Jean Bradac $1,000
District 7 Mark Kelley Unaffiliated $167.00 $2,113.47 (-$1,946.47)

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Seat Candidate Party Total Contributions Total Expenditures Cash On Hand Total In-Kind Contributions Notable Donors
DISTRICT 7 (All) x $53,551.34 $8,241.13 $55,592.71
(Campaign debt does not figure in)
$250.66 x

Also see the CleanSlateNow Denver District 7 page for additional financial info.


District 8
Seat Candidate Party Total Contributions Total Expenditures Cash On Hand Total In-Kind Contributions Notable Donors
District 8 Christopher Herndon (i) Democrat $72,374.34 $38,932.13 $79,886.51 $1,084.26
District 8 Jon Bowman Democrat
District 8 Miguel Ceballos-Ruiz Democrat $5,871.00 $4,607.61 $1,263.39 $820.00
District 8 LaMone Noles Democrat $3,286.00 $268.21 $3,017.79 $0
District 8 Erik Penn Democrat $5,104.00 $3,823.03 $1,280.97 $897.93
District 8 Blair Taylor Unaffiliated $27,684.53 $12,240.82 $15,443.71 $216.00
District 8 Patrick Thibault
(Cannot confirm)
$15,640.00 $11,795.12 $3,844.88 $0
 
Seat Candidate Party Total Contributions Total Expenditures Cash On Hand Total In-Kind Contributions Notable Donors
DISTRICT 8 (All) x $129,959.87 $71,666.92 $104,737.25 $3,018.19 x

Also see the CleanSlateNow Denver District 8 page for additional financial info.


District 9
Seat Candidate Party Total Contributions Total Expenditures Cash On Hand Total In-Kind Contributions Notable Donors
District 9 Albus Brooks (i) Democrat $220,589.94 $164,136.27 $56,525.48 $2,544.97
District 9 Candi CdeBaca Unaffiliated $49,608.79 $21,776.24 $27,832.55 $7,435.00
District 9 David Anthony Oletski Democrat
District 9 Jonathan Woodley Republican $2,119.00 $1,758.36 $360.64 $0
 
Seat Candidate Party Total Contributions Total Expenditures Cash On Hand Total In-Kind Contributions Notable Donors
DISTRICT 9 (All) x $272,317.73 $187,670.87 $84,718.67 $9,979.97 x

Also see the CleanSlateNow Denver District 9 page for additional financial info.


District 10
Seat Candidate Party Total Contributions Total Expenditures Cash On Hand Total In-Kind Contributions Notable Donors
District 10 Wayne New (i) Unaffiliated $87,364.00 $16,971.15 $70,392.85 $1,618.27
District 10 Christopher Hinds Democrat $47,858.61 $21,986.94 $25,871.67 $487.40
District 10 Patrick Key
(Cannot confirm)
$0 $0 $0
District 10 Antonio Mendez Democrat $18,820.00 $7,848.98 $10,971.02 $1,300.00
District 10 Tony Smith Democrat $47,477.00 $8,698.21 $38,778.79 $0
 
Seat Candidate Party Total Contributions Total Expenditures Cash On Hand Total In-Kind Contributions Notable Donors
DISTRICT 10 (All) x $201,519.61 $55,505.28 $146,014.33 $3,405.67 x

Also see the CleanSlateNow Denver District 10 page for additional financial info.


District 11
Seat Candidate Party Total Contributions Total Expenditures Cash On Hand Total In-Kind Contributions Notable Donors
District 11 Stacie Gilmore (i) Democrat $72,169.00 $6,919.20 $85,128.46 $1,406.01
District 11 Christine Alonzo
(Cannot confirm)
$8,392.00 $7,899.20 $492.80 $0
District 11 Shayla Richard Democrat $5,215.19 $1,906.41 $3,308.78 $0
 
Seat Candidate Party Total Contributions Total Expenditures Cash On Hand Total In-Kind Contributions Notable Donors
DISTRICT 11 (All) x $85,776.19 $16,724.81 $88,930.04 $1,406.01 x

Also see the CleanSlateNow Denver District 11 page for additional financial info.


Subtotals and Grand Total of ALL Denver Races

EDITORIAL NOTE: Campaign debts do not figure into the Cash On Hand calculation. Additionally, the Cash On Hand figures also include money leftover from previous campaigns.

Seat Total Contributions Total Expenditures Total Cash On Hand Total In-Kind Contributions
Mayor $2,499,371.29 $1,981,212.63 $778,828.90 $45,559.85
Auditor
(uncontested incumbent)
$22,660.71 $21,293.77 $11,081.93 $0
Clerk & Recorder $113,448.67 $43,248.75 $70,258.77 $4,870.79
At-Large
(2 Seats)
$256,180.19 $83,134.70 $192,347.14 $6,038.65
District 1 $178,940.06 $56,841.62 $122,097.73 $3,900.95
District 2
(uncontested incumbent)
$38,015.61 $6,866.96 $36,557.59 $368.34
District 3 $67,656.00 $38,503.20 $29,718.24 $1,540.00
District 4 $119,683.34 $13,001.92 $119,474.96 $1,973.38
District 5 $138,748.12 $61,217.04 $119,216.45 $1,565.00
District 6 $34,337.00 $460.84 $34,602.34 $0
District 7 $53,551.34 $8,241.13 $55,592.71 $250.66
District 8 $129,959.87 $71,666.92 $104,737.25 $3,018.19
District 9 $272,317.73 $187,670.87 $84,718.67 $9,979.97
District 10 $201,519.61 $55,505.28 $146,014.33 $3,405.67
District 11 $85,776.19 $16,724.81 $88,930.04 $1,406.01
 
Seat Total Contributions Total Expenditures Total Cash On Hand Total In-Kind Contributions
(ALL RACES) $4,212,165.73 $2,645,590.44 $1,994,177.05 $83,877.46


Previous Elections

2017

There were no City Council seats up for vote in Denver. As elections are in May of odd year with runoffs in June.

Ballot Measures


Denver Green Roof Initiative

The initiative was certified for the November 7th, 2017 ballot on August 29th. A total of 4,771 signatures were declared valid, a mere 45 more than the threshold required.

The core of the initiative is, should it pass, would require any new buildings (or subsequent replacements of roofs) of over 25,000 square feet to dedicate 20% of their roofs to gardens, solar panels, or other green energy equivalent equipment. Contained in the sliding scale is the upper level of roofs over 200,000 square feet being required to do so for 60% of their roofs. Industrial roofs will have other requirements, and multifamily buildings four stories or less will be exempt. There are provisions for other such exceptions or arrangements.

This would be the second such building code change in the entire country (the first being San Francisco, which went into affect January 1st, 2017 after a unanimous Board of Supervisors vote). The city of Toronto (via the Toronto City Council) was the first North American city to have such a requirement, going into effect in 2010 (with the largest buildings being required up to 60% of their roofs be compliant).


Ballot Language

Full Text of Ballot Petition.

[Awaiting language]


Arguments For

Official Website for Petitioners and Proponents.

The prominent reason cited is increased concern over climate change, coupled with the Trump administration stripping away the EPA and environmental regulations in the context of climate change skepticism. The argument is if the Trump administration won't do anything, then every citizen has a responsibility to care for their neighborhoods at the very least.

Brief Overview of listed reasons:

  • Denver is the 3rd-ranked city in the nation for "Urban Heat Island", which is a phenomenon where cities absorb more heat, making the city up to 5 degrees hotter than than surrounding areas. Plants can absorb this energy.
  • Resolves storm drainage issues, including snowmelt (Cached copy in case it is scrubbed from the EPA website).
  • This will assist in fulfilling Denver's goals for sustainability in 2020, which includes growing 20% of their own produce and improving air quality standards. Roofs can be rented out by owners for gardens, plus plants will help filter the air via the carbon cycle (while using photosynthesis to absorb the sunlight from the Urban Heat Island effect and convert the carbon dioxide and water into the byproduct of oxygen).
  • Gardens help improve biodiversity, and also last 2-3x longer than a black roof.
  • Return on investment. Despite the upfront cost, the fact that it's a green roof ups it's market value to either recoup their investment or profit from it.
  • Energy generated from solar panels can be sold to energy companies.
  • Operating costs are lowered from energy generated, plus the reduced effect of the Urban Heat Island.
  • Reduced fire risk.


Arguments Against

Building owners and developers contest the potential costs involved and argue this will discourage either new constriction or put off necessary repairs due to such additional costs. Some municipalities offer incentives for incorporating green roofs. This ballot initiative does not address such incentives, so it leaves that open question.

In lieu of incentives, proponents argue that while it is a great idea, the market will sort it out due to costs needing to be shouldered by those responsible for costs in the absence of incentives.