Tag Archive | "Dave Munger"

The mayoral candidates and their homes

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


How much is your house worth? According to the County Assessor, my rickety 1898 Westside Victorian is worth $341,000 which, given its many problems, may be wildly optimistic. Most of us have skin in the local real estate game – so how about our leading mayoral candidates? Where do they live? And how much are […]

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High-profile job openings but few applicants

Monday, January 3, 2011


There are a few job openings in town. We’re talking about positions that include your very own private office with an actual window and the opportunity to sit in meetings and make decisions that effect every one of your fellow residents – or at least those with minor land-use issues. C’mon, step right up, don’t […]

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Can Skorman win?

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Richard Skorman’s formal entry into the mayoral race makes an already interesting contest absolutely fascinating. Like Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper, Skorman is a doer, not a fighter. He started his first business, Poor Richard’s Feed & Read, immediately after graduating from Colorado College more than thirty years ago. A third of a century later, it’s still […]

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Tim Leigh quits race – who’s next?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

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Tim Leigh’s six – month candidacy for mayor seemed to reaffirm much of what is best about Colorado Springs. Here was a guy who came to the Springs from Grand Forks a quarter of a century ago. He fell in love with the city, raised a family, built a successful business, made many friends and […]

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How to run for office in one easy lesson

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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Dave Munger kicked off his campaign for Mayor this morning before a large and enthusiastic crowd at Phantom Canyon. As one might expect, there were press releases, speeches, donation envelopes and the usual campaign paraphernalia. It all seemed very familiar. That’s because candidates for local elected office are obliged to follow a soothing, time-tested script, […]

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Munger to run for mayor

Monday, June 14, 2010

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So now there are three. Come Wednesday, according to the usual unreliable sources, Council of Neighborhood Organizations President Dave Munger will join Buddy Gilmore and Tim Leigh in the quest for the mayor’s gavel. Here’s his bio, taken from CONO’s web page. “Dave Munger is president of the Council of Neighbors and Organizations, having been […]

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