Westside politickin': Heimlicher endorses Clark in county’s District 3
Colorado Springs City Councilman Jerry Heimlicher announced this week that he has endorsed Sallie Clark
in the race for El Paso County Commis-sioner in District 3.
Heimlicher represents District 3 City Council, which overlaps a large portion of the western commissioner District 3 area, including the Westside.
“I'm pleased to endorse Sallie Clark for the office of El Paso County Commissioner in District 3,” Heimlicher said. “One of my main concerns is to have city and county governments work well together to achieve the joint goals of both governments. I have followed the campaigns closely and believe Sallie will be… the most willing and able to work well with me and the other City Council members. She has demonstrated character, courage, true dedication and devotion to our district and our city.”
“I'm honored to have received an endorsement and a vote of confidence from Councilman Jerry Heimlicher,” said Clark, a Westside businesswoman. “Since our respective county and city districts overlap considerably, it's very important to have a good professional relationship. I look forward to working with Councilman Heimlicher as team players and representing our common districts.”
Clark is running against fellow Republican Jack Gloriod, a Cheyenne-area real estate business owner. They are scheduled to face off in the Aug. 10 primary.
No Democrat has officially entered the race.
A full list of Clark and Gloriod endorsements can be found on their respective web sites: electclark.com and jackgloriod.com.
Republican State Rep. Keith King, running unopposed for re-election in District 21, told the Westside Pioneer he does not plan much in the way of personal campaigning, but instead will be working to help Kent Lambert regain the District 18 representative's seat from incumbent Democrat Michael Merrifield.
Because of term limits, this will be King's last two years as state representative. Currently majority leader of the House, he said he hopes to be named Speaker of the House after his re-election in November.
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