Heimlicher, who resigned from the City Council in 2009 to move to Tennessee, and Clark, who is now a county commissioner, both represented District 3, which covers the southwest part of the city.
“We’re looking to co-chair her campaign,” Clark said today.
“She’s really, I think, got the impetus to want to represent the neighborhoods of District 3, and I think is (seeking public office) for the right reasons,” she said.
Czelatdko, a married mother of four, is facing former state Rep. Michael Merrifield.
The District 3 seat is currently held by Councilman Sean Paige, who announced today he’s running for an at-large seat in April.
Two years ago, Czelatdko ran against Heimlicher but then pulled out of the race to learn more about city government and issues facing Colorado Springs.
“After the election, she has been appointed to committees and has taken an active interest in all aspects of the city, the utility and the hospital. She has proven to be a tenacious student and advocate for a better Colorado Springs. She was one of the driving forces to keep the Julie Penrose Fountain open in her spare time,” Heimlicher said in an e-mail.
“While she has been very involved in the past two years, her opponent has been consumed with state business and running for a county commission seat,” Heimlicher said, referring to Merrifield, who ran for county commissioner in November but lost to Peggy Littleton.
“He has spent little time on Colorado Springs issues and seldom offered his help on local issues while I was on the council. I worked well with him and respect him for what he has accomplished. However, in my opinion,a fresh look at Colorado Springs will result if Lisa is elected, and she will always do what is best for the city and community,” Heimlicher said. ” She will work well with the county commissioners to achieve common goals and true cooperation. Michael will not bring that to the council in my opinion.”