Posted by: jamesvw | April 24, 2010

May 4 – Denver City Council District 1

May 4 – Denver City Council District 1

Councilman Rich Garcia has been named the Regional Director for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and this means there will be a special election for his City Council seat. This special election will be conducted via the mail.

District 1 includes Denver’s Highlands Neighborhoods and includes all of the Regis, Sloan’s Lake & Berkeley, as well as portions of Chaffee Park, Sunnyside, Jefferson Park , West Colfax & Sun Valley.

Ten candidates have qualified for this race – the winner of the race will serve the remaining year of the term before a general election in May 2011.

The ten candidates are:

Georgia Sigala a non-profit coordinator who has worked for youth-development and education organizations in the city

Paula SandovalA Democratic State Senator who represents district 34 and owner of a pair of Mexican restaurants in the city. She has been endorsed by the outgoing incumbent.

Susan Shepherda labor activist and an urban farmer who started a business growing and selling organic vegetables in Denver

Jerry FrangasA Democratic State Representative who currently serves the 4th district and a licensed social worker

Chris JeffreyOwner of a human resource consulting firm who has served in the US Army Reserves

John HaneyA Denver police detective, army veteran and coffee-shop owner

Larry AmbroseA neighborhood activist and local businessman

Jon LehmannAn environmental lawyer and son of current Councilwoman Peggy Lehmann,

Ken Padilla – A civil rights attorney

Randle SwanTreasurer of a business development district in the city and a historical preservationist

More information about each candidate is always desired – got a favorite?



    SUSAN SHEPHERD is a vibrant new voice in Denver committed to better public schools, strong families, smart, sustainable development and responsible growth. Add smart water policy, support for small, local businesses and progressive public transportation and you’ve got one heck of a Councilor.
    Susan has fresh ideas and the passion to get things done for Northwest Denver. Check her out:

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    Paula E. Sandoval 1,748 22.59%
    Susan Shepherd 1,328 17.16%
    K. Jerry Frangas 1,178 15.22%
    John Haney 971 12.55%
    Larry Ambrose 782 10.11%
    Ken Padilla 770 9.95%
    Randle Swan 363 4.69%
    Jon Lehmann 281 3.63%
    Chris Jeffrey 163 2.11%
    Georgia A. Sigala 118 1.52%
    Write-In 36 0.47%
    Total Votes 7,738

    Active Registered Voters: 23,013
    Inactive Registered Voters: 2,418
    Total Registered Voters: 25,431
    Ballots counted: 7,785

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