At a recent forum, the candidates gave a stout defense of having someone on council with a citywide perspective. But, comments from the sparse audience indicated that the at-large concept was little appreciated. Most people thought district seats were harder fought by candidates and more closely followed by voters.
The Denver Young Democrats sponsored a forum April 13 in the Washington Park neighborhood. Candidates were well-versed, but gave mostly cautious and conventional answers.
- Josh Davies - A business background. Well-spoken.
- Rich Gonzales - Long city experience with the most management experience and more conservative viewpoints.
- Robin Kniech - The liberal/labor candidate.
- Debbie Ortega - Did not attend.
- Jesse Shelmire - Young with environmental orientation.
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