The mayor’s race is now a four-man contest.
Kenneth Paul Duncan, 48, filed papers Thursday to run for mayor in April 2011.
Duncan, a married father of three, has lived in Colorado Springs for 15 years.
He worked as a “route sales” representative for Filterfresh coffee service since October 1998 but was recently laid off “due to lack of sales in Southern Colorado,” according to his website.
Duncan did not immediately return a call for comment.
On his website, Duncan reveals his stance on national issues, such as illegal immigration, abortion and healthcare.
But he’s silent on matters that directly affect the city, although he does wade into the marijuana debate, saying it should be “legal and regulated and taxed in the same way alcohol is now.”
However, Duncan doesn’t state his position on medical marijuana, which has turned into a burning hot issue in Colorado Springs.
According to his website:
Duncan graduated from high school in Fairplay, CO in 1980.
“Yes, the real South Park,” he writes.
Duncan served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in May 1984.
He graduated from National American University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an associate degree in information technology.
What he says about abortion: “Abortion is wrong. I believe that the choice everybody mentions is actually made at conception. That said, I believe that anyone who is the victim of rape and/or incest should be allowed to have an abortion provided they have reported the rape or incest in a timely fashion.”
What he says about immigration: “I believe that the borders of America should be closed to any further immigration until we figure out how to stop illegal immigration. I am entertaining the thought that we should stop issuing visas as well. I think the adage that you shouldn’t complain about your neighbor until you fix your own backyard is appropriate.”
What he says about healthcare: “I am open to discussion of our nationalized healthcare. I do have opinions about the high cost of healthcare, and am open to have facts layed (sic) at my feet that may prove me wrong.”
What he says about God: “I believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God and died on a cross for my sins. I believe he rose three days later, and following that, ascended into heaven.”
What he says about his political stance: “I am running as an independant because I have lost faith that either party is interested in the longevity of America anymore.”
Although Duncan says he’s running as an independent, the mayor’s race is nonpartisan.