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Election results: Colorado Springs municipal election

Posted at 7:04 PM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 07:53:04-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – Unofficial results from the city elections office show John Suthers will serve as Mayor of Colorado Springs for the next 4 years.

As of the second round of results released at 9:15 p.m., Suthers has 73% of the vote.  Three candidates challenged incumbent Mayor John Suthers as he sought a second term.

In the City Council At-Large race, the top three vote-getters will serve in the three spots on council. As of 9:15 p.m., Wayne Williams, Tom Strand and Bill Murray are in the lead.  That’s been the case all evening long.

City elections officials will continue to release numbers through the evening. Right now there is a 32% voter turnout.

As for ballot issue #1 which asks voters whether or not to approve or deny collective bargaining for Colorado Springs firefighters, almost twice as many voters are opposed to the idea as are in favor.

Final election results

Colorado Springs City Council Candidate

Colorado Springs Mayoral Candidates

Colorado Springs City Council CandidateNews5’s Election Watch team has you covered online, on-air and on social media this evening.  Our Zach Thaxton is covering the mayoral race and the city council races Our Sam Kraemer is following the vote on ballot issue #1 – collective bargaining for firefighters.

Both will have a full wrap of election night happenings on News5 at 10 p.m.


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?


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Election Watch: Colorado Springs Issue 1 – CSFD Collective Bargaining