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District 3 race heats up with Williams’ entry

14. January 2013

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With the now-official entry of incumbent at-large councilwoman Brandy Williams into the contest for Council District 3, the race now becomes much more interesting. Williams joins former El Paso County Commissioner Jim Bensberg and former waterbed magnate/ State Representative/State Senator/D-12 school board member Keith King in the quest for a seat on the Council dais. […]

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Barrera to run for Leigh’s District 1 council seat

8. January 2013

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It looks as if council gadfly Tim Leigh may have some serious opposition in District 1, which includes most of northwest Colorado Springs. Longtime Colorado Springs resident and community leader Joe Barrera announced his candidacy for the district seat this morning. He included a specific, district-centered platform. Here’s the partial text of an email he […]

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What the council candidates’ filings say

4. January 2013

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Yesterday was the first day for City Council hopefuls to pick up and circulate petitions of candidacy. In past years, would-be candidates were asked to complete a sign-out sheet before picking up candidate packages, but that’s no longer the case. “I’m not interested in who’s picking up packages,” said City Clerk Sarah Johnson. “Once they […]

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We’re a Kmart town with Saks Fifth Avenue politics

4. January 2013

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“This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every statehouse, every office of the federal government. … In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, […]

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