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MICHAEL GREW UP IN DENVER, ONE OF TEN KIDS RAISED BY A SINGLE MOM IN PUBLIC HOUSING. HE NEVER GAVE UP, AND HE WILL ALWAYS FIGHT SO NO ONE IS LEFT BEHIND.
Mayor Hancock is working to extend – to everyone – the same types of opportunities that Denver offered to families like his. Because of his upbringing, the need to help others will always be a part of him. He’s creating a more equitable city so everyone here has access to a home, a job and a future.
As Mayor, he’s delivering a more modern, welcoming and progressive city by improving our parks, protecting our climate and fighting for the civil rights of all people.
Mayor Hancock is building a welcoming city where people from all walks of life can feel at home and be a part of Denver’s future regardless of their race, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation. Michael’s fighting for us by reforming the criminal justice system, achieving pay equity in city offices, banning LGBT conversion therapy, expanding mental health services, opening new shelters for the homeless and supporting immigrants’ rights.
Mayor Hancock is creating a more diverse and equitable economy so everyone has a chance to succeed. He’s working to raise wages, improve access to jobs, build more affordable housing and support local businesses. With 100,000 new jobs, 8,000 new businesses and doubling the city’s investment in affordable housing, Michael’s delivering a modern economy that works for everyone.
Mayor Hancock is protecting and improving what makes Denver the thriving city we are proud of – with beautiful parks, modern transportation and vibrant neighborhoods. He’s making Denver a leader in livability and progressive ideals. He’s fighting climate change by reducing carbon emissions, moving Denver toward 100 percent renewable electricity in the next 10 years, and making it easier to get around by creating new transportation options.