Leslie Herod Focuses On Results In First Televised Fair Elections Fund Debate

Yesterday Leslie Herod joined 12 other Denver Mayoral candidates for the first televised Fair Elections Fund debate hosted by 9News and the Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy and Research Organization (CLLARO) at Metro State University. Herod focused on putting people first and demonstrated she is the only candidate with a record of accomplishment doing just that. During the debate, Herod consistently touted that her policies impact real people. 

“People are people,” Herod said when talking about Denver’s homeless population. “People living on the street are not just a statistic, they are real human beings. We can’t incarcerate ourselves out of homelessness; it won’t work, and it’s going to cost a lot of money to do so.”

Again demonstrating her success in getting real results, Moderator Kyle Clark noted that Leslie Herod led the effort in the State Capitol to pass the bi-partisan police accountability act, the first of its kind in the nation. 

“We deserve to be safe in our cities. We shouldn’t have law enforcement that feels like they can violate someone’s constitutional rights,” said Herod. “Now, I know that’s not most folks - because my dad is a law enforcement officer. Ending qualified immunity is the right thing to do. We should expect more from our officers, and frankly many of them are stepping up.”

Throughout the debate, Herod consistently brought key issues back to the people, stating unequivocally that “it doesn’t matter who you love, your national origin, your income, your ability or your race. We all belong in this country. Denver is stronger because of our differences.”

Herod continued that it’s going to take all of us to tackle Denver's toughest problems. 

“Denver is family. Families have differences, but families come together, especially in tough times.”