Mike Johnston Declares Victory in Denver’s Mayoral Election
Denver, CO – Mike Johnston has been declared the winner of Denver’s mayoral race. The former state senator and educator received 50.8% of the vote, while his opponent, Kelly Brough, received 49.2%.
In his victory speech, Johnston thanked his supporters and vowed to work tirelessly to move Denver forward. “I am humbled and honored to be elected as your next mayor. I want to thank each and every one of you for your support, your enthusiasm, and your dedication to our city. Together, we will build a brighter future for all Denverites.”
Brough, who conceded the race earlier in the evening, congratulated Johnston on his victory and pledged to work with him to ensure a smooth transition of power. “I want to thank my supporters and everyone who voted today. While I am disappointed with tonight’s outcome, I am proud of the campaign that we ran. Mike has my full support as he takes on this new role, and I know that he will do everything in his power to make Denver a better place for all of us.”
Johnston’s victory comes as Denver faces rapid growth and escalating housing costs. Many progressives have criticized Johnston for his close ties to big money, but he has also been praised for his progressive policies and his commitment to education reform. With his election to the city’s highest office, Johnston will now be tasked with addressing these complex and pressing issues.