Cary Kennedy serves as the City and County of Denver’s Chief Financial Officer, and was appointed as Deputy Mayor by Mayor Michael Hancock on August 23, 2011. Previously, Cary served as State Treasurer in Colorado, a post to which she was first elected in 2006.
Before running for Treasurer, Cary was budget analyst in Colorado Governor Romer’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting in the 1990s and then worked as a fiscal analyst for the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. Kennedy left the department to lead a broad bi-partisan coalition to increase funding for Colorado’s public schools and helped pass Amendment 23 in November 2000. In 2004 and 2005, Cary served as policy director for House Speaker Andrew Romanoff and assisted in developing Colorado’s Referendum C, a “timeout” on Colorado’s TABOR law, which voters passed in 2005.
Cary has a bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University, a master’s degree from Columbia University, and a law degree from the University Of Denver School Of Law.