KAYVAN FOR DENVER
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Hi, I'm Kayvan
I am driven by a desire to make life better for all people, and by the values I still see very prevalent in Denver - equity, creativity, diversity, and community. I’ve been fortunate that the sacrifices I’ve made, and the hard work I’ve put into entrepreneurship and philanthropy have paid off. Sadly, those opportunities are becoming increasingly unavailable for many in our city.
What motivates me is advocating for the people of Denver and ensuring they have a strong ally in their corner. Without the city’s help, our community is doing great work to lift people up and out of homelessness, out of cycles of poverty and drug addiction, and through vast disparities in education and economic opportunity. We need more from our elected officials to support those efforts.
Denver has a long way to go to become the city our people imagine - a city that serves them, that is equitable and fair.
What We're Fighting For
Why I'm Running
The Time Is Now
I am running for Mayor of Denver because I’m concerned about the future of our city and our people. As the rate of growth in Denver has increased, our willingness to collaborate and seek equitable, practical solutions to our most pressing problems has dwindled.
We’re losing a battle in the creation of attainable housing and public transportation that keeps pace with demand while wages remain stagnant. We’re selling functions of our government to private, multinational corporations while rampant development is bulldozing some of our most tenured communities with no acknowledgement of their rich history. We’re failing our students and teachers with an educational system that is more segregated than it’s been in decades while our approaches to criminal justice and mental health lag behind many others across the world in approach and investment.
Like most folks I speak to in Denver every day, I know we can do better.
Where We Should Be
My Vision For Denver
The people of Denver make this city special, and it’s to make sure the people of Denver have the city and the leadership they deserve that spurred me to run for Mayor of Denver.
The people of Denver deserve a city that helps them achieve their dreams, that helps them thrive. Through a synthesis of art, community, education, entrepreneurship, and government, we can move Denver into a prosperous future. Together, we can ensure Denver is the forward-thinking, unique, inclusive, and equitable city we all know it can be.
I believe we can do this without asking for more from our taxpayers by more wisely utilizing the resources we’re already generously afforded by Denver’s booming popularity. Denver’s growth should be a catalyst for compassion, innovation, and forward-thinking that cements our identity as an ethical and civic leader for our state and country in this new and uncertain world.