My Sincere Thanks & Denver's Next Steps

May 5, 2011 at 5:56am

For over a year I have been campaigning to become Denver’s next mayor.  Our team of staff and volunteers ran an efficient and effective campaign.  It was only through our team’s strategy, dedication and passion that we very nearly made the runoff.   But we fell short.  After verifying all votes that were counted Wednesday, I called Michael Hancock to congratulate him on making it to the runoff.  On Tuesday night, I called Chris Romer to congratulate him as well.


In just one more month, the next Mayor of Denver will be named and I am optimistic about our future.  I know that our team has affected the direction of Denver’s next steps and we may continue to play a role.  I want to ensure that our ideas about moving Denver forward continue to be discussed including:

  • Renovating neighborhoods along the Platte River Valley
  • Supporting Denver artists and growing our world-class cultural institutions
  • Growing Denver’s small business community by promoting our Buy Denver, Hire Denver initiative
  • Establishing Denver as the sustainability and new energy capital of the world


I am humbled by the outpouring of support for my campaign and for my family.  I am grateful for the numerous volunteers that made this journey authentically grassroots and took us to the brink of the runoff.


Please join me in thanking all of the mayoral candidates who finished this race with the courage of putting forward their ideas and elevating the community conversation with creative solutions for Denver.  Also, please join me in congratulating Michael Hancock and Chris Romer for making it to the runoff.


Thank you for your support!

James Mejia