Cary Kennedy

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Cary Kennedy
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Treasurer of Colorado
In office
January 9, 2007 – January 11, 2011
Governor Bill Ritter
Preceded by Mike Coffman
Succeeded by Walker Stapleton
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Saurabh Mangalik
Children 2
Education St. Lawrence University (BA)
Columbia University (MA)
University of Denver (JD)

Cary Kennedy is an American politician from Colorado. She is a former Colorado State Treasurer, as well as a former Deputy Mayor and Chief Financial Officer of Denver, Colorado. She is also a candidate for Governor of Colorado in the 2018 election.


According to school records, Kennedy attended Graland Country Day School for her primary education, class of 1983. She holds a bachelor's degree from St. Lawrence University, a master's degree from Columbia University and a law degree from the University of Denver School of Law.

Cary Kennedy worked as a budget analyst in Colorado Governor Romer's Office of State Planning and Budgeting and then as a fiscal analyst for the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.

In 2006, Kennedy ran for the office of Colorado State Treasurer and won against her Republican opponent, former State Treasurer, Mark Hillman. She took office in January 2007. She is not a member of the Kennedy political family.

Kennedy ran for reelection in 2010 but lost to her Republican opponent Walker Stapleton.[1]

In April 2017, Kennedy announced her candidacy for Governor of Colorado in the 2018 election.[2]

Electoral history[edit]

Colorado General Election 2006: State Treasurer's race[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Cary Kennedy 770,403 51.32
Republican Mark Hillman 730,718 48.68

City and County of Denver[edit]

When Michael Hancock took over as mayor of Denver in July, 2011, he appointed Kennedy as the city's Chief Financial Officer. In August, 2011, he appointed her Deputy Mayor.[4] Under Denver law, the Mayor appoints one of his department heads as Deputy Mayor. On January 13, 2014, Denver announced that it would be able to build the Central Denver Recreation Center using bond money, proceeds from the sale of Market Street Station and funds from the Tabor emergency fund. The total value of the rec center is $14.5 million, and the financial engineering to make it happen was led by Kennedy.[5]


  1. ^ Denver Post, Nov. 4, 2010. "Republican Walker Stapleton defeats Cary Kennedy for state treasurer."
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Colorado SOS 2006 Report: General Election results in State Treasurer's race, 13 December 2006.
  4. ^ Mayor Hancock appoints Cary Kennedy as Deputy Mayor City and County of Denver press release, August 23, 2011.
  5. ^ Denver Post, January 13, 2014 "Keeping a pledge to central Denver"


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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Coffman
Treasurer of Colorado
Succeeded by
Walker Stapleton