Keep Westword Free

Jeffrey Campos, ex-head of Denver's Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, gets our nod for shmuck

The documents have been sealed, and neither the defendant nor the alleged victim are talking, but Jeffrey Campos, the now-former head of Denver's Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, certainly hasn't done his organization any favors. Campos was arrested July 14 and charged Thursday with assault in a case that involved some sort of incident with real estate broker Jennifer Reins, a Chamber member.

But no other details have been released, aside from the fact that police first charged Campos, 55, with kidnapping as well and were tagging the case as domestic violence, according to news reports.

On Friday, Campos resigned -- a good move considering the fact that the Chamber's big fundraiser, Sabor, is being held tonight at the Botanic Gardens. That's going to be a little awkward, even if former mayoral candidate and apparent temporary-employee extraordinaire James Mejia has taken over, temporarily, as Chamber leader.

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Tickets to that event -- which includes food tastings from forty Denver restaurants, along with wines and Bud Light -- are $100 and $250 for VIPs.

Campos is no longer one of those VIPs, though. He's now a shmuck.

More from our Shmuck archive: "Colorado Rockies are bums -- but if they trade Ubaldo Jimenez, they are shmucks."

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.