Richard Skorman
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Richard Skorman poses for a portrait at City Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette)

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Richard Skorman was re-elected president of the Colorado Springs City Council on Tuesday, and Councilman Tom Strand will replace Jill Gaebler as president pro tem.

Skorman was elected over Councilman Don Knight in a 6-3 vote, while Strand was chosen in an 8-1 vote, with Councilwoman Yolanda Avila voting for Councilman Andy Pico, whom she nominated.

Council leaders help set the group’s agendas and moderate discussions. The council also doubles as the Colorado Springs Utilities board of directors. The group will reconvene in that role Wednesday and select the chairman and vice chairman of the Utilities board. Strand has been chairman and Pico vice chairman.

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