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Voter’s Guide: Candidates for Colorado Springs City Council and Mayor

Posted at 12:10 PM, Feb 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 10:27:44-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – The city will host an election on Tuesday, April 2nd to select a Mayor and three At-large City Council members for the next 4 years.

Candidates had from January 2nd to the 22nd to file their application to be on this year’s ballot. The drawing order their names will appear on the ballot was determined on January 25th.


Meet all 11 candidates for Colorado Springs City Council At-Large seats

Colorado Springs City Council Candidate Forum

Meet the candidates for Colorado Springs Mayor

Collective Bargaining ballot question debate drawsfull house

The following is a list of candidates as they appear on the ballot. Municipal elections are non-partisan.


At-Large City Council:


Issue 1: Collective Bargaining for All Uniformed Fire Department Employees

Shall the Charter of the City of Colorado Springs be amended by the addition of a new Article XVI thereto granting collective bargaining rights to all uniformed City fire employees except for the Fire Chief and his direct reports, and specifically: providing that such employees shall have the right to select and remove an employee organization to serve as the sole and exclusive bargaining representative, to bargain on behalf of such employees for a collective bargaining agreement with the City as employer, concerning items related to safety, wages, salaries, monetary payments, employer-paid health insurance, employer-paid accident, life and disability insurance, employer-paid pension programs including the amount of pension and contributions, employer-offered deferred compensation, health insurance for retired fire employees, paid time off, uniform and equipment allowances, employer-paid expense reimbursement, hours of work, and all other terms and conditions of employment of such employees; providing for the term of collective bargaining agreements of not less than one I) year nor longer than three (3) years; providing for impasse between the City and the exclusive bargaining agent regarding any issues to be presented to a fact-finder, with the fact-finder to be selected by agreement between the exclusive bargaining representative and the City; providing the factors that the fact-finder shall consider in his or her decision; providing that if either the City or the collective bargaining representative does not accept the decision of the fact-finder on any issue, it shall be presented to the voters only at a special municipal election, with each issue to be a separate question; and providing that any adopted appropriations ordinance shall be amended as necessary to comply with the recommendations from the fact-finder or the special election results?

Read a full write-up on this issue from News5’s Zach Thaxton – here.

As with all elections in Colorado, ballots will be mailed to every eligible active voter within city limits. The latest estimate shows 300,000 such voters in Colorado Springs.

The first ballots will be mailed out to military and overseas voters by February 19th. The remainder of the ballots will begin to go out from the City Clerk’s Office on March 8th and no later than March 18th.

Ballot counting will begin on March 18th and continue to election day April 2nd, and to the deadline to receive military and overseas ballots on April 10th.

Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights notices about the collective bargaining issue will be mailed out by March 1st.

Ballot Drop-Off Locations and Hours of Operation:

(Main location) City Clerk’s Office 30 South Nevada Ave., Suite 101 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM & 24/7 Ballot Box 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Colorado Springs Senior Center 1514 North Hancock Ave. 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
YMCA Southeast Family Armed Services Center 2190 Jet Wing Dr. 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
PPLD-East Library 5550 North Union Blvd. 24/7 Ballot Box 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
PPLD-Library 21c 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. 24/7 Ballot Box 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Black Forest Park-n-Ride 7503 Black Forest Rd. 24/7 Ballot Box 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Locations Citizens Service Center, 1675 West Garden of the Gods Rd. 24/7 Ballot Box 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Downtown-Centennial Hall, 200 South Cascade Ave. 24/7 Ballot Box 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Southeast-Powers Branch, 5650 Industrial Pl., Suite 100 24/7 Ballot Box 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
8830 North-Union Town Center Branch, 8830 North Union Blvd. 24/7 Ballot Box 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Fort Carson Branch, 6351 Wetzel Ave., Bldg. 1525 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM