Leslie Twarogowski is running for Denver City Council District 8 to ensure that those making decisions on our behalf truly care about our city, and prioritize making positive change a reality for all.

Leslie Twarogowski

My Vision for Our City

I envision and strive for a Denver we can all call home, no matter our income level or background. My top priorities are affordable, safe, inclusive neighborhoods we can all live in, cleaner air and water for our families and greener spaces we can enjoy. I envision a Denver with fewer class divides, less crime, and a more intelligently curated infrastructure we can travel, including roads, sidewalks, pathways and highways.

On the Issues

Affordable Housing

Everyone needs a home, including our homeless population. We must prioritize the safeguarding of Denver’s accessibility by ensuring everyone who wants to make their home here, can. Denver must be a city with the best interests of all its citizens in mind at all times. The rising cost of owning or renting has a direct impact on crime rates, as younger low-income residents feel disenfranchised.

Greener Environmental Policies

I champion the protection and creation of green spaces and cleaner air and water in our city. This is a crucial investment for the betterment of our health and quality of life, as well as global climate sustainability.

Land Use

East Colfax, Park Hill, and West Denver are neighborhoods that are undergoing zoning changes, potentially driving out current residents. Some current proposed zoning changes boast high-density housing but include vast increases in pricing and no plan to replace the existing affordable housing. These loopholes in zoning policy are ravaging our oldest neighborhoods.

About Me


I am grateful to have been born and raised here, and have been a Park Hill resident with my family for the last 20 years. I have been civically engaged for over two decades, as president of the Parks Board for six years, as Director of Federal Boulevard Business Improvement District for eight years, and in many volunteer capacities. I understand the system and have built relationships with people working for the city/county and nonprofits. I’ve happily worked hard to create a more welcoming and prosperous Denver for everyone, whether your family has been here for generations or you’ve just arrived.


  • Stadium District Master Plan stakeholder committee
  • Near Northwest Area Plan stakeholder committee
  • City Park Design Review Committee
  • Parks Legacy Tax Committee
  • GO Bond Parks subcommittee
  • Northwest Community Connections project
  • Denver Moves: Federal Plan
  • Federal Boulevard Corridor Plan
  • Park Hill RNO at-large representative
  • Quebec Street Pedestrian and Multimodal Improvements Project
  • Johnson and Wales Campus Renaming Committee
  • Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory Board 2011-2021, Board Chair 2014-2020

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