Robin Kniech

Denver City Council, At-Large

Robin will continue to be a voice for equality on the Denver City Council

Biography

Robin Kniech is seeking reelection as one of the two At-Large Councilmembers on the Denver City Council.

First elected to Denver City Council in 2011 and re-elected in 2015, Robin would spend her final allowable term on the Council building on the successes she has achieved working alongside Denver’s community. She has a record of bold accomplishments on expanding access to affordable housing, including the establishment of Denver’s first-ever dedicated affordable housing fund, launching an eviction defense pilot program and expanding housing protections against discrimination based on source of income. Additional policy victories include apprenticeship utilization and targeted outreach to expand access to construction careers, energy efficiency for commercial buildings and working with the LGBTQ Commission to update Denver’s building code to require gender-neutral access to single-stall restrooms.

Robin was instrumental in passing Denver’s recent ban on conversion therapy within the city limits. The state of Colorado is expected to pass a similar measure on the state level. Robin was named the 2014 Professional Women of the Year by the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the Lawmaker of the Year for the Denver Women’s Commission/Women’s Chamber and named one of the 25 most Powerful Women of 2016 by The Women’s Chamber of Commerce. 

She is the first out member of the LGBTQ community to serve on the City Council. She and her partner, Katie recently married. Together, they have a son.

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