Recent campaign finance reports show money is pouring into a “vote yes” committee for the extension of Colorado Springs’ road tax on the Nov. 5 ballot, while district attorney candidates’ donations are fairly evenly matched for the 2020 election.
Road contractors, local developers and construction companies helped “Building COS,” the committee supporting the .57 percent tax for roads, accumulate $135,090. The campaign has spent $90,815, mostly on radio ads and mailers.
The biggest donor, at $50,000, was business activist group Colorado Springs Forward. Work Zone Traffic Control Inc. of Pueblo gave $20,000.
SpringsTaxpayers.com, which opposes the measure, launched a radio ad against 2C but hasn’t yet filed a campaign finance report.
In the DA’s race, El Paso County Commissioner Mark Waller and Senior Deputy District Attorney Michael Allen, both Republicans, are vying for an open seat created by DA Dan May, who cannot seek a fourth term. Waller has brought in $35,895, which includes a $10,000 personal loan, while Allen logged in $21,750 in contributions.