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Michael Hancock

Michael B. Hancock (born 1969) is the 45th and current mayor of Denver, Colorado. He was sworn in on July 18, 2011 after defeating Chris Romer in a ... More »Michael B. Hancock (born 1969) is the 45th and current mayor of Denver, Colorado. He was sworn in on July 18, 2011 after defeating Chris Romer in a runoff election on June 7, 2011. He is Denver's second African-American mayor. Born in Fort Hood, Texas, Hancock moved with his family to Denver as an infant. He and his twin sister are the youngest of ten children. He graduated from Denver's Manual High School and attended Hastings College in Nebraska. He also earned a Masters of Arts degree in public administration management from the University of Colorado Denver. At the time he was elected Mayor, Hancock was in his second term as a member of the Denver City Council. During his tenure on the City Council, he served two terms as Council president, the last ending in 2008. Hancock and former Colorado State Senator Peter Groff co-wrote the book, Standing in the Gap: Leadership for the 21st Century, published in 2004. Michael Hancock is married to actress and vocalist Mary Louise Lee. They... [ Wikipedia ]

Mayor Hancock Signs Landmark Minority & Women-Owned Business Legislation

DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Mayor Michael Hancock signed landmark legislation to improve opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses. Surrounded by business and city leaders Hancock signed the orders Wednesday morning. Mayor Michael Hancock signing the legislation on ...

Mayor Hancock First U.S. Mayor To Support LGBT Athletes

Mayor Hancock in the You Can Play video (credit: youcanplayproject.org/ DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has become the first mayor in the United States to voice support for LGBT athletes. The support comes as part of the You Can Play project and the Colorado High ...

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Mayor Hancock Arrives In New York Psyched For The Super Bowl

NEW YORK (CBS4) – Fans are descending on the East Coast this weekend in advance of Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., and one of the biggest Broncos fans was among them – Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. Hancock is one of the more enthusiastic fans in New ...

Auditor: Denver Human Services Records ‘At Risk’

... a situation that requires immediate action to safeguard confidential information of Denver Human Services clients.” Denver Auditor Dennis Gallagher (credit: Denver Auditor Facebook Page) CBS4 obtained a copy of the Feb. 11 letter that was sent by Auditor Dennis Gallagher to Mayor Michael Hancock...

Kenyan Villagers Welcome Return Of Totems From Denver

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s office shared the following information about the totems in a news release: Although the Museum began the process to return the vigango five years ago, a breakthrough was finally reached in late 2013 with the assistance of Mayor Hancock and ...

Why I Finally Decided To Embrace Football This Super Bowl Season

) Make a friendly wager: Sure, there are plenty of Vegas gamblers busy betting on the big game, but I prefer to point out the good-natured wagers going on between the competing cities' politicians: Should the Broncos win, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray must send Denver Mayor Michael Hancock a ...

Super Bowl Bringing Great Energy To Colorado

NEW YORK (CBS4) – Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock agree that the Super Bowl is bringing a great energy to the state. New York City has been overwhelmed with fans from both Super Bowl teams. Both Hancock and Hickenlooper said that it’s great to ...

Kiszla: Super script has co-stars in Wesley Woodyard and mayor

Are we really supposed to believe one of the best friends of Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard is Denver Mayor Michael Hancock? On the surface, it seems to make zero sense, until you realize they both play tough games. Football, like politics, is a full-contact sport. Believe it: ...

Roger Goodell luke-warm on more cold-weather Super Bowls

Denver mayor Michael Hancock, who once made a Super Bowl trip as a high school student when he performed as the Broncos' mascot, was also in New York on Friday and appeared on the "Today" show as well as "The Colbert Report" to extol the virtues of Denver as a future Super Bowl site. ...

Mayor Hancock Sparks Super Bowl Chile Battle

If the Seahawks win, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has wagered a few things he says are indicative of his city. Among them: handmade skis, a hoodie and a sampling of Denver’s “amazing green chile.” Chile from the Mile High City? The question has fired up New Mexicans, who turned to social ...

Mayor Hancock Once Again Putting Up Famous Green Chili In Super Bowl Wager

DENVER (CBS4) – It’s worked so far in the playoffs, so Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is once again wagering green chili on the outcome of Sunday’s game. In a bet made over the phone Monday with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Hancock also offered up a hoodie, ball cap and skis. It was a ...

Denver mayor sparks Super Bowl chile battle

If the Seahawks win Sunday, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has wagered a few things he says are indicative of his city. Among them: handmade skis, a hoodie and a sampling of Denver's "amazing green chile. " Chile from the Mile High City? The question has fired up New Mexicans, resulting in ...

Denver Mayor Sparks Super Bowl Chile Battle : NPR

If the Seahawks win on Sunday, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has wagered a few things he says are indicative of his city. Among them: handmade skis, a hoodie and a sampling of Denver's "amazing green chile. " Chile from the Mile High City? The question has fired up New Mexicans, resulting ...

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Denver Mayor Sparks Super Bowl Chile Battle

If the Seahawks win on Sunday, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has wagered a few things he says are indicative of his city. Among them: handmade skis, a hoodie and a sampling of Denver's "amazing green chile. " Chile from the Mile High City? The question has fired up New Mexicans, resulting ...

Mayor Walsh congratulates Denver Mayor Hancock

Walsh sported a Denver Broncos Peyton Manning jersey after losing a friendly wager with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock following the Patriots' 26-16 loss to the Broncos in AFC Championship. Walsh had bet the Patriots would beat the Broncos, stipulating that either mayor would wear the ...

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