If Denver voters choose Lisa Calderon as their following mayor, they will certainly be breaking a glass ceiling. That much is noticeable.
Much less obvious is that they will certainly be electing the most enlightened Denver Mayor ever before.
Lisa Calderon, presently a professor at Regis College, holds a regulation level. A master’s degree. And a doctorate.
It’s an outstanding resumé. And after 8 years of Michael Hancock, that came to the job with only a series of political work in his history, it will bean amazing contrast to have Calderon in workplace.
It will also mean that Denver voters have actually chosen credentials and proficiency over cronyism. It could be a quantum leap for a city that has actually battled to stabilize boomtown growth with growing demands for economical real estate, area education and learning and also executing on fundamental city solutions.