Former State Sen. Mike Johnston is on the ballot for Denver’s top job. He is currently the CEO of Gary Community Ventures, an organization that focuses on improving education and helping families reach financial independence. Johnston holds a handful of degrees, including his master’s and law degree from Yale.
He served in office from 2009 to 2017. Additionally, Johnston was a governor candidate in 2018. He also made a run at U.S. Senate in 2020 but dropped out of the race.
According to city data, the candidate qualified for the Denver Fair Elections Fund. At the start of February, he received $446,375.52 in campaign funding. Less than one-third of that is from the Fair Election Fund.
Denver7’s Chief Investigative Reporter asked Johnston about his plans if elected as Denver’s next mayor. Watch their conversation or read a transcript below.