Utilities employee group picks City Council slate



The Colorado Springs Utilities Employee Advisory Advocacy Group has released its picks for City Council in the April 2 election. They are:


District 1 — Don Knight
District 2 — Joel Miller
District 3 — Jim Bensberg
District 4 — Dennis Moore
District 5 — Bernie Herpin
District 6 — Andres Pico

Group president Bob Greene has said the endorsements will mean cash in donations from the EAG's membership as well as volunteer time campaigning on their behalf.

Here's what the EAG's website says about what led to the endorsements:

Based on research, completion of a questionnaire, and interviews, we endorse the listed candidates for the City Council election. We chose them because we feel they most closely represent our values and positions on:
— Providing utilities with low rates, high reliability and excellent customer service.
— Maintaining a locally-owned, four service utility.
— Building respectful and collaborative relationships with fellow City Council members, CSU leadership and staff.
— Making decisions based on facts and research in the best interest of the community and ratepayers.

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