Michael Hancock Bio, Age, Height, Career, Education, Family, Wife and Net Worth

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Who Is Michael Hancock?

Michael Hancock is an American politician currently serving as the 45th  mayor of Denver Colorado. Apart from being a politician, he is also a known author and a Businessman. In addition, he is a member of the Democratic Party. Moreover, prior to being elected as the mayor, he has served two terms a the Denver City Councillor from the 11th district. 

While he was serving as the Denver City Council, he served two terms as the body’s president. Moreover, his last term ended on July 18, 2011. After winning the mayoral position, he was sworn in as the mayor on July 18, 2011. In the general election, he was competing with Chris Romer in a run-off election on June 7th, 2011.

He was easily reelected to a third term in 2019. In addition, he’s Denver’s second African American to be elected as Mayor in the history of Denver after mayor  Wellington Webb.


He began his career in the 1990s, where he was working two jobs at a time. He was working at the Denver Housing Authority and the National Civic League. In addition, at the same time, he was also pursuing a master’s degree.

While working at the Denver Housing he was designing, implementing, and supervising the first-ever athletic, cultural and leadership-training programs. Moreover, he also assisted in drafting a state law outlawing drug possession within 100 feet of public housing

On the other hand, at National Civic League, he assisted communities, nonprofits, and other clients all over the country craft and enact strategic plans to solve economic and budget challenges.

In 1995, he joined the Metro Denver’s Urban League as program director. Moreover, at that time the economic-empowerment was and civil right was struggling so much that his first paycheck didn’t go through.

At the age of 29, Hancock was the youngest leader of an Urban League Chapter anywhere in the United States. While at Urban, he established a talented staff and created a nationally recognized and award-winning job training program, and built private companies like Qwest, Comcast, and AT & T.

A photo of Michael Hancock

A photo of Michael Hancock

Denver City Council

Upon serving as President of Metro for five years, he left in the company in 2003. This was after he was elected as Denver’s 11th district City Council. He was again reelected in 2007. After being elected for the second term his colleagues overwhelmingly elected him to serve as the body president of the Denver City Council. He served on that seat for two years from 2006 to 2008.

In addition, he presided over the creation of the Denver Pre-school Initiative, strategies to fight foreclosure, as well as the implementation of the largest infrastructure improvement in Denver history.

Moreover, during his tenure at the City Council, he was a leader on neighborhood issues, citywide finances, economic development, and children’s issues.

Mayor Of Denver

His journey to the Mayoral seat started with political domino effects. On January 5th, 2010 incumbent Governor announced that he was not going to seek reelection for a second term because of the low rating in his performances.

Because he had won statewide office as Colorado Attorney General in 1998 and 2002, and as a U.S. Senator in 2004, it was reported that then-U.S. Secretary of the Interior and former U.S. Senator Ken Salazar would run. Salazar, however, declared on January 7 that he would not run for governor, endorsing two-term Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper.

After five years the incumbent Mayor for Denver John Hickenlooper announced his candidacy. After John announcing his candidacy, Michael went ahead and announced his intention to run for the position. During the primary, Hancock was among the two top finishers. Since no one got the majority vote they went for a runoff which was scheduled on June 7th, 2011. Moreover, in the runoff, he defeated his competitor Romer with 58.08% of the vote cast.

He went on and won the general election and he was sworn in on July 18th, 2011 as the 45th Mayor of Denver City. After serving for the first term, he was easily elected for the second term in 2015 garnering 80.16 % of the vote cast. On the May 5th, 2015 election, he was facing Marcus Giavanni, who emerged in second place with 8.50% of the votes.

The Ellie Caulkins Opera House hosted Hancock’s inauguration on July 20, 2015. In May 2018, it was announced that entrepreneur Kayvan Khalatbari had outraised Hancock in the first reporting quarter of the year for his impending reelection attempt.

Despite this, Hancock was re-elected in June 2019 with 56.3% of the vote in a runoff election following the general election in May 2019, in which Hancock and Jamie Giellis were the top two finishers. In the runoff on June 4, Giellis earned 43.7% of the vote.

How Old Is Michael Hancock?

He was born on July 29th, 1969, he is 52 years as of 2021

Michael Hancock Family

 Who Are His Parents?

He was born in Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, as the son of Scharlyne Hancock, However, he has not yet revealed any information about his dad.

Does He Have Siblings?

He has a twin sister and other 8 siblings, together with his twin sister they are the youngest in the family of 10 children.

Michael Hancock Education

He attended Manual High School where he graduated in 1987. After that, he earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Hastings College in 1991. In addition, he also has a masters of arts degree in public administration management from the University of Colorado Denver.

Michael Hancock Wife

He is married to Mary Louise Lee, an actress, and vocalist, though much is not known about their marriage life.

Michael Hancock Kids

The couple has been blessed with three children.

Michael Hancock Height

He stands at an average height of 1.83m tall and weighs 94kg

Michael Hancock Net Worth

His net worth is estimated to be around $6 million.

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