Pena announced his endorsement at a press conference in Denver’s Sun Valley neighbour hood, where Mejia was presenting his “Denver’s Next Frontier” plan.
“James Mejia is ready to lead Denver into this decade with an enhanced vision for our City. His experiences operating City agencies, making tough budget decisions, helping to create jobs, and improving education make him a leader for our times. James brings people together to solve complex challenges and he will serve all the people of Denver with that same passion,” said Pena.
Pena served as Mayor of Denver from 1983 to 1991 and later as Secretary of Transportation from 1993 to 1997 and Secretary of Energy from 1997 to 1998 under President Clinton.
"It is an honor and privilege to have the support of a friend, a mentor and one of the most talented minds in our community,” Mejia said.