I am very pleased to give an endorsement for Rita Lewis as she runs for the City Council seat in District 8. Ms. Lewis is a very capable community leader who will best represent the interests of the people in this district. As a longtime resident, she knows and understands what the issues are. For example, I have worked with After working with Ms. Lewis around the shortage of affordable housing, I am aware of her extensive knowledge and experience in housing. Her experience as an attorney and her leadership as president of the Denver NAACP and collaborative work with other community organizations have also well-prepared Ms. Lewis to hit the ground running as a council person. I cannot commend Ms. Lewis highly enough as the right person to represent District 8. I am sure her contributions will benefit the entire city of Denver as well.