Cary Kennedy Gets Denver CFO Position

A happy ending (and campaign olive branch profferred) in the case of the able former state Treasurer Cary Kennedy, reports FOX 31′s Eli Stokols:

Mayor-elect Michael Hancock is expected to name former Colorado Treasurer Cary Kennedy as the city’s Chief Financial Officer on Wednesday, FOX 31 Denver has learned.

Kennedy, who was an outspoken supporter of Hancock’s runoff opponent, Chris Romer, this spring, was widely considered a rising star in Colorado Democratic circles until her defeat last year at the hands of Republican Walker Stapleton.

Kennedy served one term as treasurer from 2007-2011 and was lauded, at least by Democrats, for her conservative approach to managing state revenues amidst the recession. A nonpartisan audit released Tuesday also praised Kennedy for her work.

Posted from Denver Pols

12 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    Like Cary, I worked hard for Chris Romer, but not out of any animosity toward Hancock.  This appointment goes a long way to show the mayor is interested only in who can do the best job for the people of Denver, not who was “right from the start.”

     Bravo, Mr. Mayor!

  2. nancycronknancycronk says:

    Congratulations to Cary Kennedy!

  3. DaftPunkDaftPunk says:

    You couldn’t ask for better, and Carrie has the numbers to improve it!

    Now she gets to see if she can do better for the city than Stapleton does for the state in both their inevitable rises up their parties’ tickets.

  4. Gray in the mountains says:

    now ‘tad, BJ, MG can point out that he appointed another Dem

  5. BlueCat says:

    Denver is very lucky that Mayor-elect Hancock made this excellent choice and the fact the that he did speaks very well of his judgement and the quality Denverites can expect of his administration. The whole state is lucky that this potential rising star will remain in the public sector.

  6. WitnessProtectionForGeeks says:

    A true public servant, with the skills, pragmatism and compassion I love in my politicians.

    I’m no Hancock fan, but if he makes more appointments like this I could become one.

  7. Gray in the mountains says:

    Cary will likely be responsible for fixing their budget issues. The Rs will say she is no good if she can’t do it in one year

  8. ricardohillel says:

    Cary Kennedy has great qualifications for Denver CFO. She was superb in a bigger job during the Bush meltdown, as per the audit report.

    But why is she doing this? She can’t do better than she did as Treasurer. She has checked off that box of her background.

    How will this help her run for Governor if that is her goal. Or is the Mayor’s chair a goal?

    She is very capable and has the potential for a bigger contribution.

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