Gilmore second to throw hat in mayor’s race

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Colorado Springs businessman Buddy Gilmore filed to run for mayor of Colorado Springs, today.

He’s the second member of the Colorado Springs business community to throw his hat in the ring, following real estate broker/developer Tim Leigh.
Gilmore is the CEO of Shape Technologies, which, according to the company’s Web site, “provides innovative system solutions for complex space defense threat detection and warning systems, satellite system operations, information operations, intelligence and sensor operations, systems mission analysis, defense systems architecture, modeling & simulation, and war gaming support. Our customers include Air Force Space Command, the National Military Command Center, US Strategic Command, US Northern Command, The Missile Defense Agency, the Defense Information Systems Agency, and US Pacific Command.”

Shape Technologies was founded in Colorado Springs during 2000, and opened a second office in Orlando, Fla., during 2009.

Recently elected to the board of directors for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, Gilmore was involved in the creation of a special court in El Paso County for war veterans who commit nonviolent crimes.
“I am honored to be the first director elected to specifically bring a business perspective to the board,”  Gilmore said. “Our veterans have sacrificed so much – the Veteran’s Treatment Courts are designed to help ensure our mentally traumatized veterans are not left behind.”

Gilmore said he believes voters have lost trust in city leaders.

“Rebuilding trust is the most important issue now,” Gilmore said of his candidacy, “Trust has been broken between city leaders and the community. Right now, I’m spending a lot of time talking and listening. Our first job is to improve the economy, and then it’ll be time to re-engage and decide where we’re going as a community.”

3 Responses to Gilmore second to throw hat in mayor’s race

  1. It will be interesting to find out what Mr. Gilmore’s core values are as we hear more from him. As a VERY small business owner, I am interested in what support he will provide to help us grow and create jobs.

    Martha Neitz
    February 25, 2010 at 3:33 pm

  2. YOU ARE SO RIGHT. TRUST, TRUST, TRUST. I think the voters including myself has lost all trust in our politicians. This is not about Democrats or Republicans, it is about we the people, and we are sick and tires of all the B S that goes on behing closed doors. Even though maybe someone doesn’t go to jail doesn’t mean the people still trust them. If you want to gain trust try cutting your salary in half and suggest all politicans do the same. Then i will be listening.

    Calvin Newton
    February 25, 2010 at 3:57 pm

  3. “Rebuilding trust is the most important issue now,” Gilmore said of his candidacy, “Trust has been broken between city leaders and the community. Right now, I’m spending a lot of time talking and listening. Our first job is to improve the economy, and then it’ll be time to re-engage and decide where we’re going as a community.”

    Okay. Sounds like a good start for someone running for a council seat. But why mayor?

    Liam
    February 25, 2010 at 4:09 pm