If you get one from mayoral hopeful Steve Bach, you’ll see Bach with a smile on his face, standing next to his wife, Suzi, on a sunny winter day at Garden of the Gods.
If you get one from Buddy Gilmore, who is also running for mayor, you’ll see Gilmore standing in front of City Hall wearing a suit and tie – red, of course.
If you get one from Brandy Williams, who is running for an at-large City Council seat, you’ll see Williams standing next to a horse with Pikes Peak in the background.
If you get one from Councilman Tom Gallagher, who is also vying to be mayor, you’ll see Gallagher — how should I put it? — like he’s ready to attack.
His lips are curled and his hands look more like claws.
“I have no idea why they put that picture on there, OK? Sometimes you just trust people and oh well,” Gallagher said today. “I cut it off at the head.”
Gallagher said his next batch of fliers will have a “better picture.”
“Those were pictures taken during my announcement, and I think it would have looked a lot less intimidating if the background had been there,” he said.
Gallagher declined to disclose who created the fliers, but he said it wasn’t members of the Colorado Springs Medical Cannabis Council. The group is backing his candidacy and created stickers for his mayoral announcement that misspelled his last name.
“If it was the pot people, I’d at least be smiling,” he said.