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Former Secretary of State Wayne Williams seeking Colorado Springs City Council seat

COLORADO SPRINGS–Former Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced his run for a seat on the Colorado Springs City Council just as his wife, Holly Williams, takes her seat on the El Paso Board of County Commissioners, representing District 1, which includes northern Colorado Springs, Woodmoor, Gleneagle and much of Black Forest.

Holly Williams takes oath of office as El Paso County Commissioner alongside her husband, former Secretary of State Wayne Williams

Interviewed at Tuesday’s City Council meeting Williams said of wife’s new position, “It’s really exciting. She’s worked very hard in our community for the last quarter-century and I’m excited to see her now as a county commissioner. I was out walking precincts for trying to help her just like she’s helped me over the years.”

Of his own aspirations Williams said, “I turned in my petitions this morning and got the last few signatures I needed at the Commissioner’s swearing in ceremony, so I came over and turned in the petitions.”

Williams spoke briefly about issues he is interested in addressing as a City Councilman.

“Transportation infrastructure is one of those,” said Williams. “There’s a number of things that we need to continue to work on and improve and make this the kind of place where people want to live and work.”

“Colorado Springs is a great community. We’ve lived here for over a quarter of a century,” he continued. Williams sat through the meeting, at which the Council approved PlanCOS, the city’s new comprehensive plan.

The election for Mayor and three at-large City Council members is April 2, 2019. Ballots will be sent out sometime in March.

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