DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock today released the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:
“What President Obama presented to the American people tonight was a blueprint for moving our country forward at this critical moment. By focusing on innovation, on common-sense solutions and on the things that matter most – job creation, workforce development and housing – we can set the course of our nation right once more.
“I stand with the President in calling for Congress to put aside the partisan gridlock and do what’s right for the American people. As the President said, this is the time to rebuild an America where everybody gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share and everybody plays by the same set of rules. That’s the American way, and it’s the only way to create an economy that works for everyone and is built to last.
“I also want to congratulate Ms. Mahala Greer, a University of Colorado Denver student and Bilingual Education Corp Member in Teach for America, for her honor of being a guest of First Lady Michelle Obama at the address. Mahala embodies that Denver spirit, and the whole city is very proud of her accomplishments.”