Mayoral candidates debate issues at campus forum

IMG_5917Four mayoral candidates answered questions about the future of Colorado Springs in a forum at Berger Hall March 19.

Amy Lathen, commissioner, El Paso County, Mary Lou Makepeace, a former Colorado Springs mayor, John Suthers, former Colorado Attorney General, and Joel Miller, a former Colorado Springs City Council member, answered questions posed by a panel of community and student media outlets, citizens and students.

The candidates are vying to replace current Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach. Bach is not seeking re-election.

The event was sponsored by the UCCS School of Public Affairs, KKTV, the Colorado Springs Gazette, Colorado Springs Independent, Colorado Springs Business Journal, the Regional Leaders Forum, Downtown Partnership and the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute.

An archived copy of the forum is available at and will also be made available through the KKTV website,

John Suthers
Joel Miller
Mary Lou Makepeace
Amy Lathen
More than 350 people attended a mayor candidate forum at Berger Hall March 19.
Martin Wood, senior vice chancellor, University Advancement, asked a question of mayor candidates on behalf of the Regional Leaders Forum.


— Photos by Jeffrey M Foster


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