# Denver mayor
Former homeless coalition CEO endorses Johnston for Denver mayor
(Denver, Colo.) John Parvensky, the former CEO of Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, has endorsed Mike Johnston for Denver mayor. Parvensky made the announcement on LinkedIn. He said Johnston’s opponent, Kelly Brough, has “had many chances to prove her commitment to real solutions to homelessness as (former Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s) chief of staff and CEO of Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce. Her record shows neglect and indifference. She favors business over people.”
Opinion: The next Denver mayor may wear combat boots, but ...
The next mayor of Denver may wear combat boots. And that’s because people see Andy Rougeot as a warrior in the battle to reclaim Denver’s streets from crime and homeless encampments. Rougeot has a great resume: Veteran, business owner, family man.
Denver mayoral candidate blasts ‘unfair’ election practices
A write-in candidate for Denver mayor alleged racism and white supremacy Monday during public comment period at the City Council meeting. Jesse Lashawn Parris said write-in candidates aren’t being allowed to participate in debates, which he believes is unfair. Parris did not qualify for the ballot based on the signatures he submitted. He blasted the “white-owned media” and said, “whomever is putting on these forums are racist white supremacists.”
Bug-infested shelters, housing without services topics at Denver mayoral forum
From bug-infested shelters to housing without support services, people experiencing homelessness gave candidates for Denver mayor a piece of their minds Monday. In the first-ever mayoral forum with Denver’s homeless community, candidates brought their messages to the street. One candidate, Andy Rougeot, expressed opposition to nearly every request people experiencing homelessness made, especially ending the urban camping ban. He did not stand when candidates were asked if they supported housing as a human right. He also declined to stand when the candidates were asked whether they support guaranteed housing for people over 60 and those with disabilities.