State Sen. Chris Romer says he will resign his Senate seat at the end of the year to run for Denver mayor.
The Denver Democrat, the son of former Gov. Roy Romer, made the announcement Tuesday after a meeting with business leaders. They discussed the economy and the city’s role in the economic recovery.
Others who’ve joined the race including city council members Doug Linkhart and Michael Hancock, city employee Danny Lopez and James Mejia, executive director of the Denver Preschool Program.
Mayor John Hickenlooper was elected governor Nov. 2. He plans to stay on the job until his Jan. 11 inauguration to avoid a special election. Deputy Mayor Bill Vidal will become acting mayor until the regular election in May.