Denver City Council District 10 results: Incumbent Chris Hinds and Noah Kaplan look set for runoff (Local News and Reviews)

Hinds is no stranger to a runoff. He may face Noah Kaplan on June 6.

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With 10,196 votes counted, incumbent Chris Hinds leads in the central district race with 38.26% of the votes or 3,901 votes. Noah Kaplan is in a distant second with 25.94% of votes or 2,645 votes.

Shannon Hoffman sits in third with 22.89% of the votes.

Results won’t be official until April 20, but as it stands, Hinds and Kaplan would be heading to the runoff race on June 6.

Hinds is not stranger to a runoff. In 2019, he challenged then-incumbent Wayne New, being one of three candidates in that race to defeat an incumbent, a rarity in Denver politics. Hinds is seeking his second term. He’s focused on making the city more accessible for people with disabilities, working on the 5280 trail and continuing the practice of purchasing motels for housing.

Kaplan is a newcomer to politics. He’s a teacher at East High School, so one of his top issues is providing housing for the missing middle, including teachers. He’s also focused on education, housing, homelessness, public safety and climate.

District 10 includes Congress Park, west and south City Park, Cheesman Park, most of Capitol Hill, Civic Center, Central Business District and Union Station. Those last two neighborhoods are new, as of redistricting (and if you live in Country Club and Cherry Creek, you’re now part of District 5; if you live in the Speer neighborhood, you’re now part of District 7).

Encompassing much of downtown and multiple Denver parks, there’s a lot going on in District 10. The district faces many of the top issues making the rounds this election cycle, including housing, homelessness, affordability and public safety. Revitalizing downtown has also been a major talking point this election cycle, with candidates calling for everything from bringing workers back in person to converting offices into housing.

 

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