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Mayoral ballots mailed today

Mayoral ballots mailed today

Ballots will be mailed starting today for the Colorado Springs mayoral runoff election. The candidates are John Suthers and Mary Lou Makepeace. The ballots are due by 7 p.m. on May 19. This runoff election is by mail ballot only. People who do not receive a ballot by Monday, May 4 should call the city… Continue Reading Mayoral ballots mailed today

Just when you think Colorado Springs might be improving its image as seen by the outside world, we stumble again and expose our unsightly political underbelly for all to see. City Council and mayoral candidates deny climate change. State Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt embarrasses himself, the Colorado Republican party and this city with outrageous comments that… Continue Reading City’s chance to repair damage

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John Suthers might not have needed it in the race to determine Colorado Springs’ next mayor, but he definitely found himself riding a new wave in local politics. Thanks to a surprising late surge, 88,966 voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s municipal election, 1,592 fewer than those who voted four years earlier. But voter turnout, as… Continue Reading Suthers leads right swing in municipal election

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In the end, mayoral finalists on same page in some ways

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John Suthers and Mary Lou Makepeace might not have a lot in common, but they shared remarkably similar levels of surprise Tuesday night. From their reactions, it felt like they just had seen, without warning, the ending of a movie that they assumed to be far from over. Suthers, with the uncharacteristic giddiness of a… Continue Reading In the end, mayoral finalists on same page in some ways

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Springs voters follow usual pattern

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You can always count upon Colorado Springs voters to be thoughtful yet unpredictable, eccentric but somehow centered, antic yet logical. What did we find out when City Clerk Sarah Johnson delivered preliminary city election results Tuesday evening? Quite a lot, actually — so here are the answers to a few questions. • Can a united… Continue Reading Springs voters follow usual pattern

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Election day arrives; early look at probable outcomes

In a few hours, sometime after 7 p.m. tonight, April 7, we’ll know the 2015 city election outcomes – but there’s still time to speculate about the results. In the spirit of forecasting the Academy Awards, here are a few questions that only the voters can answer. Will there be a mayoral runoff election? Yes.… Continue Reading Election day arrives; early look at probable outcomes

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Try as you will, you won’t find a single mayor/council candidate in this election who’s business-unfriendly. They’re all reading from the same script: more jobs, more manufacturers, more young professionals, more entrepreneurs and mo’ money. And they’re all against the same things: flood, fire, potholes, high utility bills and … did I mention potholes? They’re… Continue Reading Looking for the city’s nastiest candidates

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Don’t forget the ballot issues

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Most registered voters in Colorado Springs should have received their ballots for the 2015 municipal election, giving you ample time — until Tuesday, April 7 — to make the choices and mail or submit completed ballots. As in the past, the Business Journal isn’t endorsing candidates in contested races, which for this election include the… Continue Reading Don’t forget the ballot issues

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UCCS to host mayor candidate forum

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UCCS to host mayor candidate forum

In concert with local mass media and community partners, the UCCS will host a Colorado Springs mayoral candidate forum at 7:30 p.m. March 19 in Berger Hall. The university will join with the Colorado Springs Business Journal, Colorado Springs Independent, KKTV, the Colorado Springs Gazette, the Regional Leaders Forum, Downtown Partnership and the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute… Continue Reading UCCS to host mayor candidate forum

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It looks as if Mayoral candidate John Suthers is bringing out the heavy political artillery. According to today’s campaign finance filing (available online at https://www.springsgov.com/CampaignFinance/Query/Filings) the former Colorado Attorney General’s campaign paid Colorado Media Group, a Denver media buyer, $147,000 for radio and TV ads. The Suthers campaign also paid the Starboard Group, a Denver political… Continue Reading Suthers takes early lead in air war

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