Mayor John Suthers has raised the most money of any candidate running for a seat in the April 2 city election. He's brought in $175,886 as of the Feb. 15 filing deadline. Next highest is mayoral hopeful John Pitchford, with $104,163, which the candidate loaned to his campaign. Juliette Parker has raised $4,250, $4,000 of which she loaned her campaign. Lawrence Martinez didn't file a report.
Vying for three seats in the at-large City Council race: Terry Martinez has raised $14,485; Wayne Williams, $12,757; incumbent Tom Strand, $10,706; Gordon Klingenschmitt, $9,142; Val Snider, $8,512; Tony Gioia, $5,397; incumbent Bill Murray, $1,600; and Randy Tuck, $1,200. Dennis Spiker, Athena Roe and Regina English didn't file reports.
The influential Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs endorsed Gioia, Strand, Snider and Williams, which brings each of them an initial $5,000 campaign donation.
A ballot measure that would give firefighters collective bargaining rights is drawing money from both pro and anti forces. Firefighters for a Safer Colorado Springs raised $246,025, while Citizens Against Public Employee Unions, raised $168,315 — $70,000 of which came from Colorado Springs Forward.