DENVER
04/01/2011 04:22 pm ET | Updated Jun 01, 2011

Chris Romer Gets Denver Post Endorsement

The Denver Post editorial board endorsed Chris Romer's candidacy for Denver Mayor on Friday, praising the former State Senator's "intellect and command of public policy."

The Post wrote that the decision came down to Romer and James Mejia, with Romer winning out thanks to his strong financial background--he worked at JPMorgan Chase for years--and his education stance.

"My team and I are deeply honored that The Denver Post has backed our campaign's vision of expecting more for Denver's future," Romer said in a statement Friday. "Our campaign has been gaining strength and we are excited to see this momentum continue. The Denver Post is a major voice of the Denver community and the endorsement is truly humbling."

In spite of the endorsement, the Post's editorial board was critical of Romer's "tendency to let his ideas get too far ahead of the debate."

Public polling from earlier this month showed Romer with a big lead over the large mayoral field. He captured 22% of the electorate compared to Mejia's 10 percent. The rest of the mayoral field came in at under ten percent.

The all-mail-in election will be held on Tuesday, May 3.