Tim Leigh, co-founder of local real estate firm Hoff & Leigh, said he filed paperwork this afternoon to become a candidate for mayor of Colorado Springs.
He described his platform as focused on positive efforts to “move the city forward.”
While Leigh did not identify a specific plan to solve the city’s financial crisis, he said he believed “very smart minds were working on the problem.” And by next April, when the election is held, the city would be closer to solving the problem.
“We have to raise the elevation of the conversation,” he said. “We need to examine the financial role of government in a post-industrial society, and that manifests itself in harsh decisions. But the conversation at 80,000 feet means addressing issues at the ground level. We need to recast the city in a more positive vein.”
Leigh said the time was right for his run to be elected. He has turned over the day-to-day operations of real estate business to his children.