Candi CdeBaca is a proud fifth-generation native of northeast Denver, Colorado, and a graduate of Manual High School and the University of Denver. Raised by a single mother and grandparents, Candi understands the importance of tight-knit communities and stepping up for neighbors in need.
Candi is also the first LGBTQ Latina and first Democratic Socialist to serve on Denver City Council. She has proven that candidates whose “radical” politics are rooted in their lived experience can still fight for and win a seat at the table, even when a corrupt political system stacks the odds against them.
As a member of City Council, Candi co-sponsored the recently passed Charter Amendment 2E, which will bring more balance between the branches of Denver's government when it comes to mayoral appointments. She also successfully led the charge to force the city of Denver to divest from halfway houses run by private prison companies that terrorize and brutalize immigrants across the country. She has continued to be a fierce advocate against the criminalization of poverty, environmental racism, and the displacement of Denver’s black and brown communities. Looking forward, she will continue to fight for community every day, and infuse city government with policy expertise, a lens for justice, and ancestral wisdom.
District 9 Neighborhoods include:
Auraria, Central Business District, City Park, City Park West, Clayton, Cole, Elyria-Swansea, Five Points, Globeville, Whittier, Skyland, and Union Station
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