June 17, 2024

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Yemi Mobolade’s win reminds us that Colorado isn’t red or blue. It’s unaffiliated.

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There are few things as exciting in politics than when a good person creates good trouble. For residents in Colorado Springs, that good trouble was Yemi Mobolade winning as mayor-elect.

If you haven’t yet heard of Mobolade’s historic win, now is the time. A newcomer to politics, Mobolade is a West African immigrant, pastor, business owner, father and husband who was elected as mayor of Colorado Springs last week. This makes him the city’s first elected Black mayor and the first non-Republican mayor in decades.

As with all David and Goliath stories, Mobolade’s win was anything but certain. He was a first-time candidate. He was running against a seasoned Republican politician in a traditionally conservative stronghold. Dark money groups attacked him relentlessly….

Trish Zornio

2023-05-22 03:05:00

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