Denver needs an experienced Mayor who knows how to meet the challenges facing our amazing city. Debbie Ortega is that proven independent community leader who has the skills and knowledge to lead Denver into the future with vision and action.
Debbie knows Denver. During her service on City Council, Debbie has worked to make Denver safer and more prosperous for all its residents. She has advocated for meaningful policies to address the issues that matter most to our neighbors and local businesses. Before the development of LoDo, Debbie brokered a compromise that brought the preservation community and property owners together that eventually supported removal of a sunset on the creation of the Lower Downtown Historic District.
Debbie Ortega knows, understands, and has a proven record of delivering for Denver residents.
Debbie is an independent voice. Debbie has stood up to powerful special interests on behalf of working families. From increasing the minimum wage, to environmental justice, to passing the city’s first equal protection ordinance, to protecting the safety and well-being of public employees, Debbie has never been afraid to fight for the people of Denver. Debbie successfully co-sponsored Denver’s Equal Protection Ordinance that was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. During COVID, Debbie played a pivotal role in demanding and pushing out critical resource information to Denver residents.
Debbie is a proven winner. Debbie has been an independent voice for Denver’s neighborhoods, serving on City Council for 7 terms – being elected citywide for three terms. She is the only candidate for mayor who has been elected citywide. In 2019, Debbie was re-elected by an historic citywide margin – receiving 23,000 more votes than the incumbent mayor.
Among Debbie’s many accomplishments are:
-the cleanup of the ASARCO Superfund Site in north Denver,
-groundbreaking mitigation measures along the I-70 corridor,
-employment opportunities for the residents living near Central 70,
-the creation of the Lower Downtown (LoDo) Historic District,
-doubling fines for speeding in school zones, and
-designation of over 1,000 acres of parkland.
Debbie is a coal miner’s daughter whose father was tragically killed in a mine accident when Debbie was five years old. Her family moved to Denver from New Mexico when Debbie was 13 years old. Born to a working-class family, Debbie attended and graduated from Denver public schools. She then attended Barnes Business College and did an internship with DU Law School’s Clinical Education Program.
Debbie Ortega knows, understands, and has a proven record of delivering for Denver residents. She has worked for us and now is the time for Denver to elect her as Mayor.
Vote For Debbie Ortega!
Polly Baca is a Former Colorado State Senator.