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Mayor’s exit sets up intriguing race in April

Mayor Steve Bach’s brief Monday announcement that he won’t seek re-election came as no surprise. Nearly a year ago, Bach met with John Suthers at the latter’s request. Suthers, who would be term-limited as Colorado’s attorney general at the end of 2014, told Bach that he intended to run for mayor, citing an oddly disingenuous… Continue Reading Mayor’s exit sets up intriguing race in April

Miller’s entry changes mayoral battlefield

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Miller’s entry changes mayoral battlefield

Makepeace, Miller, Suthers & Lathen — it has a certain mellifluous ring, don’t you think? It could be a long-vanished New York law firm, sharing an office building with Nixon, Mudge, Rose, Guthrie, Alexander & Mitchell. But as the April 2015 municipal election approaches in Colorado Springs, it’ll be clear that MMS&L aren’t amiable partners… Continue Reading Miller’s entry changes mayoral battlefield

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Early analysis of the mayoral Final Four field

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When Colorado Springs voters go to the polls to elect a new mayor next April — only about 140 days from now — there will be at least three well-qualified candidates to choose from, four if incumbent Mayor Steve Bach chooses to run for a second four-year term. Bach, Amy Lathen, Mary Lou Makepeace, John… Continue Reading Early analysis of the mayoral Final Four field

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Makepeace makes strong points in campaign kickoff

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Mary Lou Makepeace knows how to fill a room and give a speech. Those talents were on abundant display Wednesday morning at the packed downtown Gold Room (a Mining Exchange event venue) as Makepeace formally kicked off her mayoral campaign for the April 2015 city election. Makepeace called for “collaboration and unity among our civic… Continue Reading Makepeace makes strong points in campaign kickoff

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Makepeace joins race to become mayor

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Makepeace joins race to become mayor

Mary Lou Makepeace announced that she will be running for the next mayor of Colorado Springs. Makepeace, who previously served six years as the city’s mayor, declared her candidacy to a crowd of more than 100 at the Gold Room Wednesday morning. “I’m in! … I have decided that I am somebody, and that I can… Continue Reading Makepeace joins race to become mayor

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Let’s single out the top power brokers

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Let’s single out the top power brokers

Who are the city’s 10 principal power brokers near the end of 2013? Let’s begin by elimination. Position counts, but not as much as you might think. It doesn’t much matter who runs the local office of Wells Fargo or any other national company. Such folks rotate in and out, rarely leaving a lasting legacy.… Continue Reading Let’s single out the top power brokers

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Council of Neighborhood Organizations President Dave Munger will announce his candidacy for mayor at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Phantom Canyon restaurant and brewery, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Former mayor Mary Lou Makepeace and former CONO president Jan Doran are expected to announce their endorsement of Munger during the event.

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Memorial, Mary Lou and the new mayor

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Former Colorado Springs mayor Mary Lou Makepeace visited the Memorial Commission and asked its members to consider an important question regarding the sale of the hospital. Read about it in John Hazlehurst’s blog.

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