Mobolade draws more than 1,000 donations

From the campaign trail: Political newcomer leads in number of contributions, Roland Rainey Jr. snags sheriff's endorsement
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Yemi Mobolade

Earlier today, we reported on the latest campaign finance reports showing City Councilor Wayne Williams has attracted the most money in the 12-way mayor’s race in the April 4 city election.

But it’s worth noting that political newcomer Yemi Mobolade, a businessman and former Chamber of Commerce official, has attracted the most donations, according to this spreadsheet tallied by the Mobolade campaign.

At 1,067 donations so far, Mobolade far outpaces the candidate with the next highest number, which is former El Paso County Commissioner Sallie Clark with 335.

Williams has received 196 donations; Jon Tiegen, 116; and El Paso County Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez Jr., 62.

Here’s a listing of the last round of donations reflected on reports due March 15. It shows Mobolade leading with 114, followed by Clark with 66:

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Roland Rainey is running for City Council. (Photo courtesy of the candidate.)

El Paso County Sheriff Joe Roybal has endorsed at-large City Council candidate Roland Rainey Jr., saying his “is the right voice we need on Colorado Springs City Council.

“He brings new vision, innovative ideas, high energy to tackle tough issues, and unwavering dedication to our community,” Roybal said in a release. “He knows safe neighborhoods starts with reducing our rising crime rates, solutions to our homeless issues, and affordable housing. I wholeheartedly endorse Roland Rainey Jr. for City Council and encourage you to vote for him for the future of our city.”



Climate Cabinet Action (CCA), a national organization helping local leaders run, win, and legislate on climate change, announced March 16 that it’s endorsing Yemi Mobolade for mayor and Chineta Davis and Katherine Gayle in the 11-way race for three at-large seats on City Council. Glenn Carlson was endorsed by CCA earlier.

“Now — not later — is the time to elect leaders who will fight climate change, but it’ll take local action to get it done. Yemi Mobolade, Chineta Davis, and Katherine Gayle are receiving Climate Cabinet’s endorsement because – like Climate Slate champion Glenn Carlson – they are leaders who will work to pass pro-climate policy on Day One when they take office. They have a plan to create a better future for Colorado Springs,” Caroline Spears, executive director of Climate Cabinet, said in the release.

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