Mayor's race events coming up

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Makepeace: Looking pensive after the defeat of the stormwater measure.
  • Makepeace: Looking pensive after the defeat of the stormwater measure.
This week brings two official announcements in the Colorado Springs mayor's race that will be decided in the April 7 city election.

In chronological order:

Mary Lou Makepeace, former mayor under the city manager-council form of government, will kick off her campaign with an event at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the former Springs Utilities building, 18 S. Tejon St. She had planned on making the announcement on the steps of City Hall, but forecasts for frigid temps drove the event indoors. According to her Facebook page, nearly 200 people say they'll attend. 

Lathen: Winning votes with food?
  • Lathen: Winning votes with food?
Amy Lathen, El Paso County commissioner, will hold a "campaign launch" at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at Qualtek Manufacturing, Inc., 4230 N. Nevada. At this event, she'll present her campaign platform and "community leaders will discuss why they support Amy." Here's something else you should know: "Heavy hors d'oeurves will be served."

Attorney John Suthers also is running but won't make an official announcement until he leaves office in January.

We're still waiting for official word from the incumbent, Steve Bach, on his intentions.

Here's the latest campaign finance reports, as of Nov. 1:

Suthers: $50,600

Lathen: $24,653

Makepeace: $305

Justine Herring: $9

No campaign finance reports have been filed in the City Council at-large races. There are three spots up for election. Those seats now are held by Jan Martin, who can't run again due to term limits, and Val Snider and Merv Bennett.


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