Richard Skorman Top Vote-Getter In Colorado Springs Mayoral Election; Will Face May 17 Runoff

Big money and deep community ties proved an effective combination as Richard Skorman and Steve Bach muscled their way Tuesday into a runoff to become Colorado Springs' first strong mayor.

Skorman, a downtown businessman and former city councilman, and Bach, a longtime commercial real estate broker, were the top two vote-getters in a field of seven, according to early returns. Final election results are expected mid-afternoon today, after City Clerk Kathryn Young announced she was sending her election workers home for the night with 10,000 votes still to be counted.

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