Darryl GlennBallots are in the mail for this year’s Colorado Springs municipal elections. The mail-in only ballots include district races and four initiatives.

District 2 is essentially the northern area of Colorado Springs. Incumbent Darryl Glenn is running unopposed. I met with him at City Hall to talk about council and why he’s seeking reelection. Here’s part of the conversation.

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Here’s the full conversation (17 minutes):

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All ballots must be in to the city clerk’s office by 7 PM on Tuesday, April 7th.

 

2 Responses to Colorado Springs City Council Elections: Darryl Glenn, D2

  1. Robert Haynes says:

    This is the only true conservative on the city council.He has my vote.

  2. Duke Vargo says:

    Mr. Glenn,

    Normally, I vote no on everything that comes out of the city and in many cases I do not vote for City Councel members as I disagree with the premise that they do not have to run on what I call a party platform. I am a conservative would not sign onto a liberal agenda if my life depended on it. In your case sir, I found something in your answers to the press that peaked by interest.

    1. you called it straight like it is.
    2. Your conservative values are along the same lines as my own.
    3. You don’t believe in waste of resources or tax dollars.
    4. And you appear to speak for the everyday citizen who as you so aptly put it, feels that they do not have much say in the running of our City.

    This I find refreshing and because of that, I will vote for you. You spoke the truth and for that I thank you.

    The city counsel for many years has lied to the people, stolen from its citizens, and failed to do what the good people of Colorado Springs wanted. Examples: the Jail which was voted down, but the city counsel decided to do it anyway; The rainwater tax they established by calling it a fee so that they could get around Tabor, and when the ballot this past year came up again for discussion, it was twisted by the city council so that a majority of the people in colorado Springs did not know that they were voting for it instead of against it. This was all due to their agenda against Bruce. It was put out as an anti Bruce campaign and not a rainwater issue. Personally, I find Bruce to be on the rough side which does make it easier to dislike him, but he has fought for the common man all his life. That alone earns my respect. I would support him if for no other reason than he stands up against theft, waste, and a corrupt city council.

    For may years they have ruled with an iron fist under the assumption that they do not have to be accountable to the people. It is about time they are held accountable. We the people have to budget, save, and be thrifty in the expenditures that we have with our families. It is time they do the same.

    I wish you the best.

    Sincerely,

    Michael Duke Vargo
    Maj USAF, (Ret)

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