Penfield Tate’s III passion for public service began with the Five Points Community Center board in one of Denver’s historic neighborhoods. His early legal career centered on civil rights.  His public service includes the Federal Trade Commission, administrations of former Denver Mayor Federico Peña and Governor Roy Romer and six years in the Colorado House and Senate.  Penfield’s legal practice in public finance has left his fingerprint on major infrastructure projects from Union Station to Denver International Airport. He has served on numerous boards from the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority to the Denver Water Board.

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“I believe that Denver’s best days are ahead of it. I will act with integrity, act for the common good, and craft solutions that move us forward. I hope to earn your vote and support.” – Penfield Tate III

His record tackling complex challenges – bringing all stakeholders together with fairness and integrity — will make him a strong City Council advocate:

  • Strengthen all of Denver’s neighborhoods
  • Expand affordable housing
  • Reduce homelessness
  • Reform our criminal justice system
  • Protect our parks and open spaces
  • Enhance public transportation



Penfield Tate


Denver City Council

At Large