Colorado Springs mayor’s race heads to runoff

Colorado Springs will have to wait a little longer, and cast another round of votes, before the mayor's race is settled.

Former Attorney General John Suthers and former Colorado Springs mayor Mary Lou Makepeace were the two top vote getters in a six-way mayoral election that ended Tuesday. Suthers got 47 percent of the vote and Makepeace received 23 percent. Since neither picked up more than 50 percent of the vote, they will compete in the May 19 runoff.

The Gazette reports that former Mayor Ray Martinez won the District 2 seat on the city council. And in District 4, which has typically leaned conservative, the more-liberal candidate Kristin Stephens beat Eric Kronwall, who was backed by business interests.

In Fort Collins, pro-business candidate Wade Troxell easily won the mayoral election over more liberal challengers Warn Luthi and Mike Pruznick.