Friday, April 17, 2015

Another mayoral debate announced

Posted By on Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 11:58 AM

From 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, Colorado Springs mayoral runoff contenders Mary Lou Makepeace and John Suthers will square off at Penrose House Conference Center's Garden Pavilion, 1661 Mesa Ave.

The two candidates got the most votes in a six-way race in the April 7 city election. The mayoral runoff election, being conducted entirely by mail, is May 19.

The event is free and open to the public. It's sponsored by El Pomar Foundation’s Forum for Civic Advancement and KOAA5, and will be moderated by KOAA5 anchor Rob Quirk.

It also will be broadcast live on KOAA5 from 6:15 to 7 p.m. The station is inviting the public to pose questions by emailing them to 

RSVP to Samantha Barlow at or by phone at 719-577-7033.

Two other previously announced forums:

At 6:29 p.m. Monday, April 27, KKTV and the Gazette will host a half-hour live debate streamed on the websites of both.

At 7:30 p.m. that same day, Monday, April 27, at Colorado College's Cornerstone Arts Center (825 N. Cascade Ave.), the candidates will appear at a forum hosted by the Trails and Open Space Coalition, KRCC and the Independent. The public is welcome, and no tickets are necessary.

Both events will accommodate questions submitted via social media.

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