Denver Mayor Wellington Webb Seeks Third Term
The Rocky Mountain News February 14th, announced that Denver Mayor Wellington Webb will seek an unprecedented third term, and in other articles hinted that the first African American Mayor of Denver may beat the Denver Broncos to the slogan "Three-peat." The May 4th election could be the first in Denver's forty-eight years in which a mayor is reelected without substantial opposition.
Webb is currently Vice President of the Conference of Mayors.
Other Denver press stories credit a sharp drop in reported burglaries, successful economic development initiatives, and Webb's leadership in solving a variety of local problems in boosting the Mayor's popularity to unprecedented levels. In early February, Webb outlined an eight-point agenda of unfinished business as he launched a final campaign for reelection.
Webb has a long track record in state and federal government over the years as a legislator, governor's cabinet member, and federal administrator and has presided during what is arguably the best economy Denver and Colorado have seen. The May 4th election will launch Webb's last four-year term and is expected to be the starting point for the Mayor to launch his term to deal with unfinished business.