About Chris


Councilman Chris Herndon represents District 8 on the Denver City Council and previously served as Council President. His current district includes Park Hill, Stapleton, portions of Montbello and East Colfax.

Chris graduated from The United States Military Academy at West Point and served seven years in the U.S. Army, including deployments to Kosovo and Iraq. This commitment to public service is what motivated him to leave his management role in the private sector to run for office and serve the people of Northeast Denver.

Chris holds a master’s degree in management from Webster University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver. He is recognized as one the Denver Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and was named Rookie of the Year by 5280 Magazine. He is the founder of Northeast Denver Leadership Week and serves on a number of community boards.

Chris and his wife Genia live in Stapleton with their daughter and son.