I think the city should invest directly in affordable housing, considering the city has a shortage units and rents continue to rise.
I think funding for parks and open spaces is an important component of infrastructure enhancements and maintenance.
I do not support referring a measure to voters to allow recreational marijuana sales within the city limits.
I am the most qualified candidate for District 1. I have gained a unique understanding of the challenges and opportunities confronting our community through my volunteer service. My professional experience and knowledge, gained throughout my military and civilian careers, have prepared me to make an immediate impact in our community. I look forward to teaming up with our city leadership to develop and implement novel ideas to address current and future issues in Colorado Springs.
“Jim Mason is a seasoned leader who can examine an issue from all angles and then make a decision that best benefits our citizens and agreed objectives.”
Elmer James “Jim” Mason is a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Army, where he retired as a Colonel. After his military service, he completed an encore career in defense contracting, where he officially retired in early 2021.
Jim is currently serving his second term on the Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education, and currently serves as Board Secretary. Previous Board leadership service includes Secretary, Vice President, and President.
Mr. Mason holds a BA in Political Science from Knox College, an MS in Personnel Management from Troy University, and a Master of Military Art and Science Degree from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He also is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College and Leadership Pikes Peak Signature Program, Class of 2013.
Jim volunteers in the Colorado Springs community serving as a member of Leadership Pikes Peak Board and Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority Board, and he is the former President of Xi Pi Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Jim is recipient of the 2015 Leadership Pikes Peak’s Community Inspiration Leadership Award.
State Representative, House District 17
Fmr. State Senator, Colorado
Vice President, Kirkpatrick Bank
Sr. Vice President, UMB Bank
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