Now that all the leading mayoral candidates have filed their latest campaign finance reports, Attorney General John Suthers
is still king, with $127,790
, more than twice the next highest fund-raiser, which is El Paso County Commissioner Amy Lathen
Lathen has raised $62,184
and spent $16,095.
Suthers, who makes his official announcement for office on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Ivywild School
, has spent about $10,500.
Former Mayor Mary Lou Makepeace
has raised $24,967
and spent $8,057, while former City Councilor Joel Miller
has raised $7,135
and spent $1,068.
Candidate petitions are now available at the City Clerk's Office at 30 S. Nevada Ave. They're due back on Feb. 11.
Other races on the April 7 city election ballot are three at-large seats, the District 2 seat for Miller's unexpired term, and the recall of Helen Collins
from her District 4 seat.
The mayor's seat is open because incumbent Steve Bach
says he won't seek a second term.