Heimlicher to run for re-election

       Jerry Heimlicher, a Colorado Springs City Council member whose district includes the Westside, will run for re-election, he announced this week.
       Elected in 2003 to complete a two-year vacancy, Heimlicher will have a four-year term if he wins in the city election April 5.
       Among Heimlicher's actions on council have been taking lead roles in easing the city's sewer back-up policies toward property owners and in creating the Springs in Bloom volunteer planting program. He also supported the purchase of Red Rock Canyon Open Space and the voter-approved Rural Transpor-tation Authority
       In a second term, Heim-licher said he wouldwork on transportation and water needs, as well as “healthy growth in the local economy.”
       “I want to ensure that our children and grandchildren have job opportunities in our community and do not have to leave Colorado Springs to find meaningful employment,” he said.
       The retired president and chief executive officer of Ford's Fairlane Credit in Colorado Springs, Heim-licher has also called for a careful study of the downtown convention center plan, saying that a publicly financed center should not go in without a vote of the people.

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