Early election results from Denver’s Tuesday runoff shows a trio of moderate City Council candidates taking the lead over their more progressive challengers.
Unofficial results from the City Clerk’s Office show that early voters sought to oust incumbent District 9 Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca – often the most liberal voice on the council – in favor of third-time council candidate Darrell Watson. As of 7 p.m., Watson held 64.1% to CdeBaca’s 35.9% with a total of 10,736 votes cast.
At the same time, early voters opted to back incumbent District 10 Councilman Chris Hinds over Shannon Hoffman. Early results show Hinds leading Hoffman 58.45% to 41.55% with 11,246 votes cast.
And for the District 8 race – left open by the term-limited Councilman Chris Herndon – Brad Revare holds a slim lead over Shontel Lewis, 50.13% to 49.87% with 9,837 votes cast.
Officials with the City Clerks office will continue counting ballots until late Tuesday evening and these results are expected to change.
The three races went to a runoff after none of the candidates received at least 50% of the vote in April. The District 7 race also went to a runoff but the second-place candidate, Nick Campion, withdrew in March, so Flor Alvidrez won the seat by default.
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