Voters to decide municipal races in Colorado Springs, Colorado

The nonpartisan general for Colorado Springs, Colorado, is on April 4, 2023. The city is also holding a special election for the District 3 city council seat on the same date. The filing deadline was Jan. 23.

Candidates are competing for city council and mayor. Four of nine city council seats are up for election. The following candidates are running for mayor of Colorado Springs:

  • Sallie Clark
  • Andrew Dalby
  • Darryl Glenn
  • Longinos Gonzalez Jr.
  • Lawrence Martinez
  • Jim Miller
  • Christopher Mitchell
  • Yemi Mobolade
  • Kallan Rodebaugh
  • Tom Strand
  • Johnathan Tiegen
  • Wayne W. Williams

While most mayoral elections in the 100 largest cities are nonpartisan, most officeholders are affiliated with a political party. Incumbent John W. Suthers is affiliated with the Republican Party. He was first elected in 2015 and is term-limited. As of March 2023, 62 mayors in the largest 100 cities by population are affiliated with the Democratic Party, 26 are affiliated with the Republican Party, three are independents, seven identify as nonpartisan or unaffiliated, and two mayors’ affiliations are unknown.

If no mayoral candidate receives a majority of votes, the top-two vote-getters will advance to a runoff on May 16, 2023.

Colorado Springs is the second-largest city in Colorado and the 39th-largest city in the U.S. by population.

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