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Mayor Bach will not run for a second term
Monday, December 15, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Mayor Steve Bach announced today that he will not be a candidate for a second term in next April’s Municipal Election.

Mayor Bach is the City’s first “Strong Mayor” under the City’s new Charter, which voters approved in November 2010.  He was elected to a four-year term on May 17, 2011, and took office on June 7, 2011.  The new Charter changed the municipal government from a Council-Appointed City Manager form to a Council-Elected Mayor model similar to Denver, with the Mayor having broad operational responsibilities.

While he is eligible to run for a second four-year term, Mayor Bach said, “This spring will be the time for the next mayor to build on the positive direction of the City.”  He added, “It has been a tremendous honor to serve my fellow citizens.  My wife, Suzi, and I love Colorado Springs and believe in its future.  We’re thankful for all of the City employees and volunteers who have achieved so much during our time.  We’ll always be at the front of the parade of supporters for our City.”

With Jobs, Transforming City Government and Building Community as his focus, the Mayor has led numerous initiatives to improve Colorado Springs.