Sharon Bailey's campaign was described as follows:
Dr. Sharon Bailey is one of three candidates who have recently joined the race for the Council District 8 seat. She currently works as the Director of Accounting, Finance & Policy in the City Auditor's office. A former Denver Public Schools board member and a life-long resident of District 8, she has outlined eight priorities for the district:
Effective and efficient responses to constituents; neighborhood & school safety; services for children and families; more affordable housing; economic opportunity & workforce development; city-school partnerships; services & support for seniors; and advocating for more youth services and programs.
Dr, Bailey earned and a PhD in Public Administration from the University of Colorado. On the DPS board she served as liaison to the Colorado legislature, a member of the City-Schools Coordinating Council, and as national co-chair of the Council of Great City Schools Task Force on Urban Education.
She has worked as an administrator at Metropolitan State College and as a consultant to a number of agencies and organizations, including the Colorado Commission on Higher Education and as a member of the University of Colorado's Blue Ribbon Commission on Diversity.
In the auditor's office she chaired a collaborative effort to update the city's fiscal rules and has led the move to stabilize the use of technology in its business processes.
Bailey is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions and received the 2005 "Legacy of Service" award from Princeton, her alma mater.