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Sallie Clark concedes in Colorado Springs Mayoral race

Posted at 6:24 PM, Apr 05, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-13 14:35:33-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — Sallie Clark has released a statement to concede defeat with a third-place finish in the race for the next Mayor of Colorado Springs.

In a statement released Thursday, Clark thanked her supporters and provided a statement on the election results but did not offer either Yemi Mobolade or Wayne Williams an endorsement.

Clark trailed City Councilman Wayne Williams by about 1,500 hundred votes. Political newcomer and small business owner Yemi Mobolade secured the top spot with about 30 percent of voters selecting him out of a field of a dozen candidates.

While Clark and Williams's results were close at about 1,500 votes, the margin is not close enough for an automatic recount under state law at %.5. A recount could only then happen if requested and paid for by a candidate.

The full statement is below:

“With the results of the April 4 election final, I congratulate Mr. Mobolade and Mr. Williams for making the run-off election and officially concede my candidacy for Mayor.

Thank you to my supporters and voters for placing your trust in me. While I am disappointed in the results, I respect our democratic process and the thousands of citizens who voted in this important election.

I hope that the two remaining candidates for Mayor heard the voters loud and clear.

Voters are asking for more police officers, more firefighters, an end to homelessness, smooth roads, safe trails, and beautiful parks. Voters are also demanding transparency and truth from their elected officials.

I pray that our next Mayor won’t let us down.”


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