Denver Mayor Michael Hancock appears headed for the political exit once his third term ends in 2023 to "go enjoy family and life for a while and earn a decent living," he told Axios.
- Between the lines: The mayor's salary is $179, 842 this year.
Yes, but: A congressional bid isn't out of the question, he told us, nor is a role in President Biden's administration.
- "I would never say never to any of that," Hancock said.
Of note: The Denver Institute of Equity and Reconciliation won't be his landing pad post-mayorship. Hancock announced last summer he was establishing the think tank to become a "national leader" in addressing systemic racism.
- "I'm sure I'll be involved in some way or the other, but no, that's not where I plan to go," he told us.
What to watch: Denver's 2023 mayoral race is a wide-open contest.
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