Close race for Pueblo mayor ballot question

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PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - With almost all of the ballots in, it appears Pueblo voters back the idea of having a mayor.

With 99 percent of the votes in, just over 700 votes separate the yeses from the noes on Issue 2A.

Currently, Pueblo doesn't have a mayor and employs a city manager. Nick Gradisar with a local group called "Pueblo Needs a Mayor Committee" spoke with 11 News about the issue, saying a mayor would help put checks and balances in place.

"We felt like we could afford at least one full-time elected leader that could set a tone for the community and campaign on a vision for the community that voters could get behind," Gradisar said.

If the issue passes, there will be an election in November 2018 for mayor.