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Chief Navarro Suspended

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Colorado Springs fire chief has been suspended for a week without pay for publicly endorsing a political candidate.

Fire chief Manuel Navarro is accused of violating city policy, which bars non-elected city workers from publicly endorsing candidates.

City manager Lorne Kramer made the announcement today. Navarro
made a public apology, saying he fully accepts responsibility for
improperly using his title.
Navarro had written a letter of endorsement for Jack Gloriod
(Glorio), who was running for a county commissioner seat. Gloriod
lost to former city councilwoman Sallie Clark.
Navarro and Clark had been at odds when Navarro tried to shut
down a fire station in her neighborhood, and Clark lead a fight to
keep it open.


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