Dunn previously worked under former Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. He must be confirmed by the Senate before assuming the role.
Colorado Springs is among the few cities in the state that still prohibits recreational marijuana sales — advocates call it crippling to tax revenues and fuel for the black market.
Defense spending accounts for about 40 percent of Colorado Springs' economy. Mayor John Suthers addresses military spending as well as veteran homelessness and infrastructure.
- The summit of Pikes Peak could host a public observatory alongside its souvenirs and high-altitude donuts.Read more
- The former state attorney general was sworn in as mayor at 10 a.m. Tuesday.Read more
Suthers had about 68 percent of the vote compared to about 32 percent for former Colorado Springs Mayor Mary Lou Makepeace.
- The city mailed 228,049 ballots for the runoff, slightly more than 227,911 mailed for the full election.Read more
The current attorney General said Tuesday that he's in the race whether or not the current mayor, Steve Bach, decides to run again.
Nine same-sex couples are suing the state, trying to win full legal recognition of their relationships.