Desiree Mathurin

Denverite Neighborhood Reporter

@dez_am[email protected]

Desiree Mathurin is Denverite's neighborhood reporter. She previously worked for the Associated Press in Atlanta, Newsday in New York and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Desiree is a native New Yorker but ready to tell local stories featuring local people here in Denver. Follow her on Twitter @Dez_AM.

Chris Hansen speaks during a mayoral debate at Regis University. Feb. 9, 2023.

It’s ‘name that candidate’ in Denver’s crowded mayoral contest

There’s no clear favorite so far in Denver’s mayoral race, where 17 candidates are focused on housing, homelessness and crime before the April 4 election. If no one wins more than 50 percent of the vote, the two top finishers will move on to a June runoff to replace three-term Mayor Michael Hancock. Denver is one of several major Colorado cities holding elections this spring.