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Kendra Black for City Council

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I was born and raised in southeast Denver. My husband and I - along with our siblings - are all graduates of Thomas Jefferson High School. I have a BA in Political Science and History and an MA in History, both from the University of Colorado. Knowing that southeast Denver is a special and unique part of our city, my husband and I have raised our three children here - each one of them is a DPS grad as well.

Southeast Denver is our home and an integral part of who I am. I spent my childhood summers riding my bike along the Highline Canal in Eisenhower Park, swimming at Eastmoor Pool and hanging out at Tamarac Square. Today is not much different for me: I run along the Highline, shop at King Soopers, and eat at Piccolo's and the Bagel Deli. I am proud to live in southeast Denver and will work to ensure that it remains one of the best parts of the city.

Over the course of two decades, I’ve built a solid reputation as an engaged and involved citizen. I am not partisan, nor am I a party activist. I’m a results-driven professional who brings people together to find commonsense solutions. At different times in my career, I have made my living (and volunteered my time) in the non-profit, education, community outreach and business realms.

My professional and community accomplishments prior to becoming a Council member include:

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