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2019 city election money is a flowin'



Nearly $1 million has been raised by committees for and against the April 2 city election's sole ballot measure — Issue 1, which would grant collective bargaining authority to the city's firefighters but prohibit a strike.

Firefighters for a Safer Colorado Springs had raised $537,025 as of the latest campaign finance report through March 10, while the "vote no" effort, Citizens Against Public Employee Unions, raised $326,296.

In the mayor's contest, incumbent John Suthers raised $206,486. Challengers and their totals: John Pitchford, $105,149; Juliette Parker, $13,250; Lawrence Martinez, no report.

Leading in the race for three at-large City Council seats is former Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams with $43,152.

Incumbent Tom Strand, $29,996; Terry Martinez, $28,270; Tony Gioia, $25,402; former State Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt, $11,597; former Councilor Val Snider, $11,637; Randy Tuck, $9,300; incumbent Bill Murray, $3,100; Athena Roe, $700; Regina English, $600; and Dennis Spiker, $450.

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