Thursday, January 6, 2011

Steve Bach announces for Colorado Springs Mayor

Wednesday afternoon Steve Bach announced his candidacy to run for Colorado Springs first strong mayor, bringing the total number of candidates to seven.

Bach launched his mayoral campaign at Dwire Hall at UCCSin front of over a 150 supporters including entrepreneur Becky Medved, former state Sen. Andy McElhany, retired manufacturer Joe Woodford and former Colorado Springs city manager Lorne Kramer.

He promised to “transform city government so it works for everyone without tax increases,” to “creating stable, good-paying jobs by getting the economy going again,” and to “build alliances with the state and other Front Range communities to protect our interests.”

Bach says the first strong mayor has a lot of responsibility in setting up the position and needs to be chosen carefully.

"There's a lot of detail to be filled in, a lot of areas to be worked out between the council and the mayor and the staff, and that's gonna be a real challenge and there's going to need to be a mayor who can build coalition," said Bach.

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