DOWNTOWN PARTNERSHIP

Downtown Partnership, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, is the lead organization serving as a catalytic champion for Downtown Colorado Springs. Please see City Council candidate survey responses below.

election day, April 6, 2021

All ballots must be received by 7 p.m., April 6. We recommend ballots be mailed no later than March 29 in order to be received on time.

Downtown ballot drop-off locations:
  • City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave.
  • El Paso County Clerk’s Office, Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave.

For more election information, click HERE.

Endorsements

The Downtown Partnership board of directors endorses the following:

  • Richard Skorman, District 3
    District 3 includes the Downtown area. For many years, Skorman has proven himself a champion of small business; reliable clean energy; multimodal transportation; catalytic projects such as City for Champions; and solutions to addressing homelessness and the shortage of attainable housing, among many issues important for a thriving city.
  • YES on Issue 1
    This would allow more than 30 words on ballot issues regarding tax increases, thus providing voters more information on which to make their decision. No other city in Colorado has a 30-word limit.

Please note: For this race, the board of directors focused on the issues of reliable clean energy, economic development and support for small business,  multimodal transportation, catalytic projects such as City for Champions, solutions to addressing homelessness and the shortage of attainable housing as critical to the success of our growing city. While the board did not endorse any candidate outside of District 3, they encourage voters to consider candidates within their own districts who prioritize these issues. Please see candidate responses in the surveys below.

city of colorado springs council candidates

Downtown Partnership sent surveys to all City of Colorado Springs Council candidates. Answers from those who responded are listed below by district. Click on candidate name to see responses. For a district map, click HERE.

District 1

GLENN CARLSON

DAVE DONELSON

JIM MASON

Michael Seeger (survey not returned)

District 2

DAVE GEISLINGER

RANDY HELMS

DAVID NOBLITT

Jay Inman (survey not returned)

District 3

ART GLYNN

OLIVIA LUPIA

HENRY MCCALL

RICHARD SKORMAN

District 4

YOLANDA AVILA

REGINA ENGLISH

District 5

MARY ELIZABETH FABIAN

NANCY HENJUM

JUSTIN HERMES

KARLIE VAN ARNMAN

MATT ZELENOK

District 6

Garfield Johnson (survey not returned)

Mike O’Malley (survey not returned)