City election candidates can seek petition signatures Jan. 7-Feb. 11Candidates for the 2015 Colorado Springs municipal election can begin to circulate nominating petitions Jan. 7. Up for grabs citywide in the April 7 voting will be the positions of mayor and three at-large City Council seats (all four-year terms). Residents in the northeast area of the city will decide who should finish out the remaining two years on the District 2 council seat that Joel Miller vacated this fall.
Candidate filing documents and nominating petitions will be available Jan. 7 in the City Clerk's Office, in Suite 10 of the city building at 30 S. Nevada Ave. The office is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
To make the ballot, candidates must return their petitions by Feb. 11.
Also Jan. 7, representatives from the City Clerk and the City Attorney's offices will conduct a Candidate Training Session from 9 to 10 a.m. in council chambers at City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave. Training topics will include candidate filing, general election information and campaign finance law.
Three mayoral candidates have announced: John Suthers (Colorado attorney general), Amy Lathen (El Paso County commissioner) and Mary Lou Makepeace (former mayor).
Council has nine members in all - six representing districts and three at-large. The next district elections will be in 2017.
For more candidate and election information, go to http://coloradosprings.gov/election or call the City Clerk's Office at 385-5970.
From a press release