Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Nine Candidates for Mayor of Colorado Springs Hold a Public Debate
First group of 5 candidates
Candidate Mitch Christiansen, recovering from a bout with pneumonia
Second group of candidates
The 9 candidates for what could be one of the most important elections in the history of our city, answered some tough questions on a variety of topics ranging from the SDS (Southern Delivery System) to the fate of Memorial Hospital. The people of Colorado Springs voted to institute a full-time strong mayor system, so whoever gets elected will be setting precedents and writing a new chapter in our history.
The Colorado Springs Gazette ran a summary of the debate. News First 5 (KOAA-TV) recorded the proceedings for later rebroadcast.
All but one of the candidates have set up Web sites for you to find out where they stand on the issues. We encourage you to visit all of the following links:
Steve Bach [commercial real estate broker] - http://www.stevebachmayor.com/
Brian Bahr [owner of Challenger Homes] - http://springsmayor.com/
Mitch Christiansen [general contractor, real estate broker, and consultant] - Withdrew his candidacy on 16 March and endorsed Steve Bach.
Kenneth Duncan [“recently laid off”] - http://home.comcast.net/~kpduncan/site/
Tom Gallagher [city council member] - http://www.springsgov.com/Members.aspx?MemberID=25
Buddy Gilmore [CEO of Shape Technologies] – http://gilmoreforcoloradosprings.org/
Phil McDonald [owner of the Uniform Shop] - Withdrew his candidacy on 9 March 2011 and threw his support to Steve Bach.
Dave Munger [retired educator and small business owner/volunteer] - http://www.mungerformayor.com/home
Richard Skorman [independent businessman, former city councilman and vice mayor] - http://skorman4mayor.com/#1