Denver City Council

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The City and County Building (seen here in 1941) is the home of the city council.

The Denver City Council is the legislative branch of government for the City and County of Denver, Colorado. The council is made up of elected officials from 11 city and county designated districts and two at-large elected members. Although the offices are officially non-partisan, the members are allowed to be affiliated with a political party. Most commonly in Denver history, members are almost always members of the Democratic Party, making a virtual monopoly on city politics favoring the party. Elections for all members are held every four years, the next being in 2019. The council elects a president to serve as a leader annually.

City and County Building, Winter 2007


The current city council members are:

  • Dist 1 - Rafael Espinoza
  • Dist 2 - Kevin Flynn
  • Dist 3 - Paul D. López
  • Dist 4 - Kendra Black
  • Dist 5 - Mary Beth Susman
  • Dist 6 - Paul Kashmann
  • Dist 7 - Jolon Clark
  • Dist 8 - Christopher Herndon
  • Dist 9 - Albus Brooks
  • Dist 10 - Wayne New
  • Dist 11 - Stacie Gilmore
  • At-Large - Debbie Ortega
  • At-Large - Robin Kniech

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