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Tony Smith, past candidate for Denver City Council In District 10, has endorsed Wayne New for the June 4th run-off election.

“I’ve known Councilman New for years and did not make this decision lightly,” Smith said in a statement. “After a number of conversations with Wayne, I believe he is committed to representing all our residents and to embracing our district’s vibrant diversity.”

Smith spent 18 years as a community champion for city commissions, boards of directors and the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. His platform was focused on connecting, engaging and serving the district. “I stand ready to assist Wayne in these important components of the Tony for Denver platform.”

Run-off voting ballots are mailed the week of May 20th, and ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m. June 4, 2019.

Learn more about Councilman New’s re-election campaign at WayneForCouncil.com

photos by Evan Semón Photography

Thank you for your support!

I’m very moved by all the notes of love and support, and unfortunately also very moved by yet another school tragedy — motivation to continue working for our community to make change; as I’ve said on the campaign trail, my life will always be about bringing people together and getting things done.

We entered the campaign accepting the challenge of running against an incumbent and never wavered from what first inspired me to run for office — and that’s for all to feel represented and have a connection to local government. I am proud of the incredible campaign we ran and the issues we brought forth to make our neighborhoods a better place, supported by 2,800+ voters in a very robust field of talented candidates and in the most active voting district in Denver.

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Thank you to my husband, our campaign team and all our volunteers and neighbors for your support. I look forward to continuing my work in putting neighbors first.

Onward and upward!

Tony Smith


Getting Out The Vote Video for May 7!

Awesome times Getting Out The Vote on our Tony for Denver tour of Colfax Avenue this past Saturday night! Voting continues until May 7! Register to vote, update your info, find 24hr drop boxes, your polling location and more at GoVoteColorado.com!

Huge shout-out to my incredible husband Jim Peterson for his support and love for 17 years!

Election time! Ballots mailed April 15, election day is May 7.

More information on our campaign on the issues and per organization:

DenverPost Q & A

Victory Fund

Historic Preservation

Healthier Denver is a campaign of Healthier Colorado, dedicated to improving opportunities for our state’s residents to live healthier lives.

All In Denver is an advocacy organization that believes an equitable city where all people prosper and thrive is within reach.

AARP Civic Debate Series: Denver City Council – District 10

Questions for our campaign, yard signs and more:
(970) 984-1964


Happy Rockies Opening Day… and Voting Day reminder!

Happy Opening Day for the Colorado Rockies, and reminder that VOTING DAY is May 7, and early voting is April 15 — Go to TonyForDenver.com to request a yard sign, learn more and help by donating to our campaign to serve neighbors first and connect, engage and serve Denver like never before!

Get engaged and be sure to vote here regardless of your district: https://www.govotecolorado.com/

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Preserving Denver’s Neighborhoods

I have worked in Denver’s Cherry Creek North Business Improvement District for 18 years, and I’ve lived in Central Denver’s Congress Park for 15 of those years. In that time, I’ve seen tremendous growth in our neighborhoods.

Preserving the diverse and unique neighborhoods that make our city unique is of the utmost importance to me. I want to enable and encourage neighborhoods to discuss the options, benefits and implications of conservation overlays and landmark historic districts.  Another way to preserve neighborhood character while building more homes and businesses is adaptive reuse.

I will give a voice to residents, connecting individuals and neighborhood organizations with city-wide agencies so they may work together toward smart, responsible growth. I will always put our neighbors ahead of anything else.

GREAT CITIES are built one neighbor, one neighborhood at a time – the more we know each other, the less we fear. I will elevate ways neighbors can grow closer, including the “Denver Days” program. I encourage all to learn about the Denveright Comprehensive 2040 plan and the Elevate Denver Bond Program: New bike lanes, pedestrian enhancements and transit options are rolling out across the city, as are the first set of neighborhood repairs and improvements funded by this program.

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Denver is at crossroads…

We need a proven, proactive and personable coalition builder to bring a long-term and teamwork approach to our growth challenges. Follow our campaign on social media @tonyfordenver: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Learn more here at TonyForDenver.com.

I look forward to meeting you!

Tony Smith for Denver City Council District 10


National LGBTQ Organization Endorses Tony Smith in Denver City Council Election

Victory Fund Pledges to Elect First Openly Gay Man

DENVER – March 5, 2019 – Tony Smith, a candidate for Denver City Council District 10, has been a community champion in Denver for 18 years serving on numerous boards and city commissions and working for the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Smith has been endorsed by the Victory Fund — a national LGBTQ organization fighting to elect the first openly gay man to Denver City Council.

“Never in the history of Denver, has there been an openly gay man elected to Denver City Council. It’s 2019, and it’s time for that to change, and we stand behind Tony and his campaign” said Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund.

The LGBTQ Victory Fund works to change the face and voice of America’s politics and achieve equality for LGBTQ Americans by increasing the number of openly LGBTQ officials at all levels of government.

Smith is running in District 10, which includes the area of Capitol Hill, a neighborhood known for its diversity due in part to the influx over time of LGBTQ people. Smith strongly believes that all people need to feel represented and have a connection to local government – something currently missing in District 10.

John Krotchko, MD, an active member of the LGBTQ community and longtime resident in the district said, “I have known Tony Smith for 15 years. He’s a collaborator, he brings people together, and he will always stand up for our local neighborhoods. We need him on Denver City Council. To think that a forward-thinking city like Denver has yet to elect a gay man to city council is a shame. That’s going to change in 2019.”

“I am honored to be endorsed by the Victory Fund and have our city in the national spotlight for LGBTQ representation,” Smith said.

Asked about how he’d be different than his opponents, Smith replied, “My life is about bringing people together and building collaborations. Growing up as a gay kid in the 1980s, I know how to stand up and fight for progressive values. I will vigorously champion for our neighborhoods, just as I have done for various organizations and people my entire life.”

Smith’s message includes putting neighbors first and building coalitions. He aims to continue his work of bringing people together to tackle the big issues facing the city – from affordable housing, to living wages, to bringing strategic approaches to the city’s infrastructure problems. He will also work to make central Denver a model for civic engagement – not just in Denver, but throughout the whole country.

Contact: Max Blumenstein, Campaign Manager
Ph: (720) 984-1964

Em: Tony@TonyForDenver.com

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Endorsement: Anna Jones

Tony is a breath of fresh air – his policies regarding housing and transit are progressive and smart. He is energetic, passionate and the best candidate for City Council! He has my unequivocal support.

Anna Jones, Community Advocate