2003 Denver Runoff Election for Auditor
Coyote Gulch attended Dennis Gallagher's party at Luna's this evening. As you can imagine the atmosphere was giddy, especially when the Auditor-elect arrived. What is striking is that the room was filled with so many friends from so many North Denver activities and so many Gallagher elections. Coyote Gulch raised a glass with Dennis, Dawn, Gary, Ned, Karen, Debbie, John, Marty, Terry, Tim, Bill (Wells), Frana, Elbra and many others. It was sobering to realize that the last time I was at the party for a winning candidate, on election night, was 1984 and William Armstrong.
Ed Thomas did not have the grace to drive the ten minutes northwest to shake hands with the Auditor-elect. That's what the voters saw in him. This was the year of the nice guy and Thomas didn't come off as someone who is nice.
John Hickenlooper phoned Dennis (or Dennis' campaign phoned him) and they both pledged to find a way to work together.
Mr. Gallagher pledged to work with all the new members of city council, to help them tap in to his "instituitional memory." I'm pretty sure that council budgets will be under greater scrutiny from the new Auditor.
What a long road since February second.