Regis University selected to host debates for Denver Mayor, Council At-Large

University to be one of two sites for designated Fair Election Fund forums

Regis University has been selected to host candidate debates for the Denver Mayor and City Council At-Large seats next month at its Northwest Denver Campus, 50thAve./Regis Blvd. and Lowell Blvd. Candidates who accept resources from the city’s Fair Election Fund are required to attend.

The City Council At-Large candidates will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, and mayoral candidates will debate at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9. Both two-hour events will be in the Mountain View Room at Claver Hall, located at 52nd and Lowell Blvd. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Dominic Dezzutti, longtime host of PBS12’s Colorado Inside Out show, will moderate both debates. The events are free and open to the public. Parking in Regis’ Lot 4 outside Claver Hall will be free.

“Regis University is pleased to host these notable community conversations and decisions,” said Jenna Farley, director of community relations at Regis. “We want to help voters meet the candidates and make informed, educated assessments of those who seek to lead our community.”

The Denver Office of the Clerk and Recorder manages the Fair Elections Fund (FEF), which voters created in 2018 and provides public matching funds to qualifying candidates for municipal offices. The office reviewed applications for debate hosts and selected Regis and KUSA 9News for mayoral debates, and Regis for the At-Large forum. The final list of participating candidates will be announced after the candidate filing deadline on Jan. 19.

Regis is working with 9 community partners to sponsor these debates: Berkeley Regis United Neighbors (BRUN) RNO, Chaffee Park RNO, Denver North Star newspaper, Harkness Heights Neighborhood Association RNO, Highlands United Neighbors, Inc. (HUNI) RNO, Jefferson Park RNO, Sunnyside Neighbors, Inc. (SUNI) RNO, West Colfax Association of Neighbors (WeCAN) RNO, and West Highland Neighborhood Association.

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This event will be held in the Mountain View Center at Claver Hall on Regis’ Northwest Denver Campus, 3333 Regis Blvd.
Free parking will be available in lower Lot 4, accessible from Lowell Boulevard near W. 52nd Ave.
Doors open at 6 p.m. No candidate signs are permitted on university property.


For more information about the forum, please visit the event listing on Regis University’s Facebook page:
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About Regis University

Established in 1877, Regis University is a premier, globally engaged institution of higher learning in the Jesuit tradition that prepares leaders to live productive lives of faith, meaning and service. Regis University, one of 27 Jesuit universities in the nation, has three campus locations in the Denver metro area and extensive online program offerings with more than 6,000 enrolled students. For more information, visit