Brandy Williams announces for District 3 seat

       At-Large City Councilmember Brandy Williams, whose term will expire this spring, has announced as a candidate for the District 3 seat that includes the Old Colorado City area, No Man's Land and part of Pleasant Valley.
       She is the third candidate to announce for the district. Others are Jim Bensberg and Keith King.
       The election will be April 2. All candidates need to submit the necessary forms to the City Clerk's Office by Feb. 6.
       Among her accomplishments, she listed her involvement in the transition of Memorial Hospital to University of Colorado Health and in funding the widening of I-25 north of North Academy.
       A professional civil engineer raised in Colorado Springs, she was elected to her current position in April 2011. In a prepared statement, she said she will “continue to focus on public safety, a robust economy, a vibrant downtown, maintaining our unique open space and community parks and being a voice for common sense.”
       Williams is serving a two year term on council. She and Tim Leigh, as the two lowest vote-getters among the five elected At-Large in April 2011, were given the shorter terms (instead of four years) because under a 2010 charter change, two At-Large seats will be replaced in this election with two district seats. The number of people on council will stay at nine.

Westside Pioneer/press release