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Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers announces bid for re-election

Posted at 12:33 PM, Jan 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-19 18:52:54-05

COLORADO SPRINGS – Saturday morning, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers formally announced his campaign to run for re-election as Mayor of Colorado Springs.

According to the Mayor’s Office, a crowd of around 200 people gathered for the announcement at the Ivywild School.

In his speech at the event, Suther described progress made over the past four years and outlined his plans for a new term. He highlighted successes but also acknowledged there is work to be done, according to his office.

“We need to complete the City for Champions projects that are underway, including a downtown
stadium and arena, as well as tourist attractions like a new Pikes Peak Summit House and Cog
Railway,” Suthers said.

According to Suthers’ office, the job market added over 28,000 new jobs in the region and the median wage increased by almost 25 percent since he took office in 2015.

“It’s a real tribute to our predecessors that even after 147 years and a population of ½ million
people, Colorado Springs is the most desirable city in America to live. Our job is to ensure it
remains so far into the future,” Suthers said.

The deadline to turn in nominating petitions with at least 100 signatures from registered voters is Jan. 22nd. The city’s municipal election is April 2nd.