Hancock re-elected Denver mayor; four council districts to have runoff election June 2

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DENVER — Denver Mayor Michael Hancock cruised to re-election Tuesday night. Hancock didn’t face much opposition and in final unofficial results, he garnered 80.2 percent of the vote. His nearest competitor, Marcus Giavanni, had about 8.5 percent.

Hancock took the stage and told about 200 supporters that this has been the best job of his life, saying being mayor of Denver is an honor.

Residents voted for mayor, city council members, auditor, and clerk and recorder in the nonpartisan election.

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Timothy O’Brien beat Chris Nevitt 53 percent to 47 percent to be elected auditor. And Debra Johnson won re-election as clerk and recorder with 84.3 percent of the vote.

In the city council races, Deborah Ortega (38.5 percent) and Robin Kniech (30.3 percent) earned the at-large seats.

Others winning seats were Rafael Espinoza (68.7 percent) in District 1, Paul Lopez (98.7 percent) in District 3, Kendra Black (55.4 percent) in District 4, Mary Beth Susman (99.9 percent) in District 5, Paul Kashmann (54.9 percent) in District 6, Christopher Herndon (100 percent) in District 8, Albus Brooks (68.1 percent) in District 9

There will be runoff elections in four districts on June 2.

In District 2, John Kidd (33.9 percent) and Kevin Flynn (22.2 percent) will square off. Jolon Clark (26.3 percent) and Aaron Greco (16 percent) will meet in District 7. In District 10, Wayne New (34.7 percent) and Anna Jones (33 percent) will go to a runoff. And in District 11, Stacie Gilmore (38 percent) and Sean Bradley (24.6 percent) will face off.

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