Longtime Colorado Springs businessman Ed Bircham, who ran for City Council in April as part of a five-person slate with Douglas Bruce, said Bruce remains in good spirits despite being convicted of tax evasion in December.
Bircham said Bruce was the target of a witch hunt rooted to the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, which Bruce authored.
“They just don’t like to be told that they can’t be just taxing us to death, and I think Doug saved this state from going the way of some of the other states,” he said.
“I think Doug ought to be a consultant for different states around the country. I think that’s what he ought to be doing, depending on what happens. I guess the sentence will be the day before Valentine’s Day so we’ll find out what that is.”