Colorado Springs mayor Steve Bach pondering second-term bid

Mayor Steve Bach said Thursday that he is considering a run for a second term in office.

“I’m leaning toward running again,” he said. “There is so much work to complete that I’ve started.”

Bach was elected in a runoff election in May 2011 to a four-year-term and became the city’s first strong mayor under the new form of council-mayor government, which voters approved in 2010.

Bach, 71, had previously suggested that he was not interested in a second term. But now, with one year left in his term, Bach said he wants to continue working on three major issues: jobs, the health of the Colorado Springs Airport and the City for Champions project.