Yemi Mobolade and Wayne W. Williams running in general runoff for mayor of Colorado Springs

The general runoff for Colorado Springs, Colorado, is on May 16, 2023. The general election was held on April 4, and the filing deadline to run passed on Jan. 23. 

Candidates are competing for mayor of Colorado Springs after no mayoral candidate received a majority of votes on April 4. Yemi Mobolade and Wayne W. Williams were the top-two vote-getters with 29.8% and 19.2%, respectively. They advanced to the runoff on May 16.

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. As of April 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.

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

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