Nearly half of the city offices that were on the ballot in Denver’s May 7 general election are heading to a runoff election on June 4. The District 1, 3, 5, 9, and 10 seats on the city council as well as the offices of mayor and clerk and recorder will be decided in the runoff election since no candidate received a majority of votes in the general election.
Incumbent Michael Hancock and Jamie Giellis received the most votes in the mayoral race, defeating eight other candidates (including four write-ins) to advance to the runoff. The general election for the open clerk and recorder position had three candidates. Paul López and Peg Perl defeated Sarah McCarthy to advance to the runoff.
The five city council seats advancing to runoff elections all had at least four candidates running in the general election. The District 5, 9, and 10 incumbents all moved on to the runoff. No incumbents ran for the District 1 and 3 seats.
In the race for city auditor, incumbent Tim O’Brien ran unopposed and won re-election outright in the general election. Incumbents also won re-election to all eight city council seats that did not advance to a runoff. Three won re-election unopposed, while the others defeated between one and six opponents each to win another term on the council.