What Sets Travis Apart: Travis Leiker’s decades of experience have prepared him to tackle the critical issues facing Denver and City Council. But it is Travis’ approach to leadership, problem solving, and teamwork that set him apart. Travis follows data, makes decisions based on facts, and is a strong manager who can make the city run effectively for its residents. Travis is a coalition builder who can bring people together to build a better Denver; when tough calls need to be made, Travis delivers. He doesn’t let division, ideology, red tape, ego, or grandstanding get in the way of good ideas. He is focused on outcomes and doing what is best.
Travis’s Priorities: Travis has a data-driven plan to tackle our city’s most pressing issues: addressing homelessness through more services and strengthened accountability, building more market rate and affordable housing to stabilize costs, and implementing smart, actionable strategies to assure greater neighborhood safety including recruiting and training a highly skilled, diversified police and public safety workforce. He brings real ideas to the table in his full 8 point roadmap to improving Denver’s future.
A Track Record of Getting the Work Done: As President of Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods for six years, Travis helped transform a nearly bankrupt nonprofit into one of the most effective neighborhood advocacy organizations in the city. And through leadership posts at NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado and Conservation Colorado, Travis has fought to enact common-sense progressive policies that protect a woman’s right to choose and our environment. As a senior official at the University of Colorado, Travis has developed public, private, and philanthropic partnerships that resulted in improved public health, diversified CU’s student population, and created better operations in a complex institution. When elected, Travis will become the first openly gay man elected to citywide office in Denver’s history.