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Walker Stapleton & Family React To Push To Change Name Of Neighborhood

DENVER (CBS4) - Walker Stapleton, former Colorado gubernatorial candidate, and his wife Jenna, reacted to a renewed push to change the name of the Stapleton Neighborhood in Denver. The Master Community Association announced on Sunday it plans to begin the process to change the name.

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Walker Stapleton and his wife Jenna (credit: CBS)

The neighborhood, which sits where the old Stapleton Airport was located, was named after Benjamin Stapleton, a former mayor of Denver with ties to the Ku Klux Klan.

Jenna first posted on social media saying,  "I'm surprised no one has reached out to our family for our opinion. Four of whom are in our 40s and live and work in Colorado."

Walker later tweeted he's disappointed a previous vote to keep the name is being overlooked, but added he's "all in" if changing the name promotes equity, fairness and opportunity.

In August of 2019, Stapleton neighborhood residents voted majorly against renaming the community.

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