DENVER (AP/CBS4) – Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has taken the oath of office for a second term.

Hancock was easily re-elected in May with 80 percent of the vote and on Monday he was sworn in to a second four-year term. He won his first term in 2011 by defeating former state Sen. Chris Romer in a runoff.

Mayor Michael Hancock during his inauguration for a second term as Denver mayor (credit: CBS)

Mayor Michael Hancock during his inauguration for a second term as Denver mayor (credit: CBS)

The festivities to celebrate Hancock’s inauguration to a second term included the swearing in at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, an open house at his office in the afternoon, and an evening party at the Denver Botanic Gardens with music and free food.

Mayor Michael Hancock during his inauguration for a second term as Denver mayor (credit: CBS)

Mayor Michael Hancock during his inauguration for a second term as Denver mayor (credit: CBS)

New members of the Denver City Council also were sworn in on Monday, along with Denver Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson and Auditor Timothy O’Brien.

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