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2019 Endorsements

Wayne Williams has done a great job as a County Commissioner, as Clerk and Recorder, and as Secretary of State. There’s every reason to believe he’ll do a great job as a Colorado Springs City Councilmember.
- Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers
During my eight years as of Mayor of Colorado Springs I worked closely with Wayne Williams to improve our City for all its residents. As a County Commissioner Wayne took the lead in partnering with the City of Colorado Springs to create and secure voter approval of the Pikes Peak RTA generating the funding we needed to improve our road, bridge and transit infrastructure. Wayne was key in securing state funding for the widening of I-25 to six lanes through Colorado Springs (COSMIX) and he worked tirelessly to help create more affordable housing units for our community. Wayne has what it takes to be a great City Council member and strong working partner with Mayor Suthers. Wayne is my top choice for Colorado Springs City Council. I strongly endorse Wayne Williams and will be voting for him on April 2nd.
- Former Colorado Springs Mayor Lionel Rivera (2003-2011)
Wayne and I have worked well together in the past. He is a fair-minded, hard-working and really cares about his city. I would look forward to serving with him over the remaining two years I am on Council.
- Colorado Springs City Council President Richard Skorman
I have known Wayne Williams for more than a decade. I have found him to be honest and have high integrity. He is one of the finest public servants this City, County and State have ever had. Wayne knows how to work collaboratively to find sustainable solutions to critical issues facing our great city. Our city would be blessed and to have Wayne Williams as a member of the Colorado Springs City Council.
- Colorado Springs City Councilmember Merv Bennett
Wayne Williams was formerly an El Paso County Commissioner and most recently, Colorado Secretary of State. If we can get his quality of public servant sitting on your City Council, that would be a huge win for the citizens. He brings years of experience and good judgement to the table.
- Colorado Springs City Councilmember Tim Leigh (former)


Apartment Association of Southern Colorado
Colorado Springs Utilities Employee Advocacy Group
Pikes Peak Association of Realtors

Former Colorado Springs Mayor Lionel Rivera
City Council President Richard Skorman
City Councilmember Merv Bennett
City Councilmember Don Knight
City Councilmember Mary Ellen McNally (former)
City Councilmember Scott Hente (former)
City Councilmember Tim Leigh (former)
Former Colorado Springs Housing Authority Executive Director Dick Sullivan
Former Department of Local Affairs Executive Director Irv Halter (ret’d Maj. Gen’l)
Senator Cory Gardner
Congressman Doug Lamborn
State Senators Bob Gardner, Dennis Hisey, Paul Lundeen, Kent Lambert (former)
State Representatives Marc Snyder, Teri Carver, Tim Geitner, Lois Landgraf, Larry Liston, Shane Sandridge, Bill Sinclair (former), David Williams
CU Regents Chance Hill, Kyle Hybl (former)
District Attorney Dan May
County Commissioners Cami Bremer, Longinos Gonzales, Stan VanderWerf, Mark Waller, Holly Williams
Sheriff Bill Elder
Assessor Steve Schleiker