In the first round of voting, Denverites pared down a crowded field of mayoral candidates to two centrists with deep experience.
For Kelly Brough, it was at city hall and the Chamber of Commerce.
For Mike Johnston, it was in education, the state legislature and non-profit leadership.
Johnston took 24.5% of the vote in the original election last month, followed by Brough with 20%. Because no one candidate on the 16-person ballot secured 50% of the vote, the race went to a runoff.
Johnston and Brough met Tuesday for the last of 9NEWS’ debates in the 2023 race before Election Day on June 6. 9NEWS’ Kyle Clark, Marshall Zelinger and Anusha Roy moderated, asking the candidates about homelessness, school safety and more.
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