Here are the most up-to-date results from Tuesday night's Municipal Election. The unofficial results were posted by the City Clerk at 6:36 a.m.
About 39 percent of Colorado Springs voters cast ballots in Tuesday night's election, according to unofficial results posted Wednesday morning. The turnout total is consistent with previous elections said City Clerk Sarah Johnson.
John Suthers collected more than 46 percent of the vote in the race for mayor. The former Colorado Attorney General will face former Colorado Springs Mayor Mary Lou Makepeace in a May 19 runoff election. Makepeace finished with 23 percent of the vote.
More than 15 percent of voters supported former City Councilman Joel Miller, while El Paso County Commissioner Amy Lathen garnered 11 percent of the vote.
Voters appeared to side with more experienced City Council candidates Tuesday to fill the city's three at-large seats. Bennett (15 percent of the vote), Strand (13 percent), and Murray (11 percent), who are all in their 60s, took early leads when the first results were released Tuesday night and continued to hold on into Wednesday morning.
Jariah Walker (10 percent) and Glenn Carlson (8 percent), both in their 30s, finished fourth and fifth in the race for the at-large seats.
More than 55 percent of voters supported Collins in an effort to oust here from the District 2 City Council seat. Three residents of the district launched an effort to recall her last year, saying Collins did not represent the people of her district. An investigation into an ethics complaint, brought against her in January, is ongoing. The complaint accuses Collins of participating in a deal with Douglas Bruce to help him avoid paying a close to $7,600 court judgment.
Larry Bagley, who was appointed to fill Joel Miller's vacated District 2 council seat in December, finished with more than 69 percent of the vote over challenger Kanda Calef. Bagley raised more than $51,000 in race compared to Calef's more than $5,600.
Ballot Issue 1:
The proposal asked to remove a requirement that the mayor sign all Colorado Springs Utilities contracts and agreements, something that was not changed when voters approved a new form of city government.
No money was raised in support of nor against the measure. More than 52 percent of voters cast ballots in support of the change.
Ballot Issue 2:
In the closest race of the night, a ballot measure to allow the City Council to appoint an administrator and for the body to have the authority to supervise and direct its staff, was holding on by less than 300 votes Wednesday morning. The "Yes" and "No" votes were separated by five votes at one point Tuesday evening.
Contact Stephen Hobbs: 636-0275