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CONO president announces bid for mayor

By: DANIEL CHACÓN
June 15, 2010
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Dave Munger, a retired small businessman and president of the influential Council of Neighbors and Organizations, is running for mayor of Colorado Springs.

Munger, 64, joins commercial real estate broker Tim Leigh and defense contractor Buddy Gilmore, who announced their candidacy months ago. The election is in April 2011.

Munger earlier this year was appointed to serve on the Citizens’ Commission on Ownership and Governance of Memorial Health System.

“I’m on at least 11 different organizations in this city,” he said. “My reason for being on any one of those is to do the best job I can as a citizen to help solve those problems.”

Munger said he is running for mayor because “there are three things that I believe must be dramatically changed in the city.” They are restoring public trust in government, creating jobs and engaging the community in problem-solving, he said.

Munger, who has lived in Colorado Springs six years, said he’s qualified to be mayor because of his experience, including starting Strategic Education Services, a management, research and marketing consulting firm that he ran for 20 years, to serving on boards and commissions.

“Although I think there are significant problems facing our city, I am absolutely confident that Colorado Springs is a city on the cusp of greatness,” he said. “We’ve got an excellent record in lots of areas. We’re at the forefront of very many things. We need to recognize and celebrate those things. We need to use the world-class organizations that are here to help us to develop better solutions to our problems. We need, in short, a city government that is worthy of our citizens and, for that matter, of our setting.”

Munger plans to make a formal announcement at 11 a.m. today at Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. He will be joined by former Mayor Mary Lou Makepeace and Jan Doran, former president of CONO.

To read more about Munger, visit the City Desk blog at www.citydesk.freedomblogging.com.

Call the writer at 476-1623

 

 

 

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