There are a couple new players in the April 2 city election:
• Community Leaders of America
, a political action committee, filed with the Colorado Springs City Clerk's Office March 21, listing a Republican operative as its representative.
Staci Goede has served as CFO at Republican State Leadership Committee, Washington, D.C., for 17 years, according to LinkedIn.
Goede declined to speak to the Indy
, saying she would have another person get in touch to answer questions about the purpose of the committee. It's worth noting Community Leaders of America registered as a political committee, and not an issue committee.
We'll update if and when we hear back from the PAC.
• Together for Colorado Springs Political Action Committee
also registered with the City Clerk's Office. The organization was active in the city's 2017 election supporting candidates. The PAC placed an ad in the March 20-26 Indy
supporting Bill Murray and Terry Martinez for Council.
The last campaign finance filing prior to the election is due March 29, four days before the election.
The April 2 ballot has one question: Issue 1, which would give firefighters authority to collective bargain but not to strike. Voters also will elected three at-large City Council members and a mayor.
In other election news:
• The NAACP Colorado Springs Branch will host a candidates forum at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd. The forum will entertain candidates for mayor and at-large Council seats.
• As of March 19, voters had returned about 18,000 ballots
and ballot counting has begun.
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