Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers in the Capitol rotunda.

(Photo: Courtesy of the State of Colorado)

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers says he's running for mayor of Colorado Springs.

Suthers said Tuesday that he's in the race whether or not the current mayor, Steve Bach, decides to run again.

Suthers, who is serving the last year in his term as attorney general, told The Gazette that his hometown has "stalled" and is in need of "collaborative leadership."

Suthers' announcement came a day after El Paso County commissioner Amy Lathen announced she was running for mayor.

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Information from: The Gazette