Colorado Springs mayoral candidate did not violate city code, according to City Attorney’s Office

A commercial by a Colorado Springs mayoral candidate is being called into question.
Published: Mar. 8, 2023 at 5:10 PM MST|Updated: Mar. 10, 2023 at 5:59 PM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A Colorado Springs mayoral candidate was under investigation for allegedly violating city campaign code. KKTV confirmed The investigation was underway on Wednesday, and the City Attorney’s Office announced on Friday the candidate did not violate city code.

The KKTV 11 News Call For Action Team informed the Wayne Williams campaign that their candidate was under investigation. A representative with the campaign explained they went through their attorneys and were confident they were following the rules.

“The process is proceeding the way its supposed to. In this case I don’t believe there’s any basis for it. Our campaign contacted the fire department, followed every instruction that they were given,” Wayne Williams told 11 News.

The 30-second ad that was in question can be viewed at the bottom of this article. The ad is also airing on KKTV. About 15 seconds through the commercial, you can see Colorado Springs Fire Department firefighters at their training facility and you see a firetruck at the firehouse.

On the city’s website, it explains you cannot use city resources for campaigning. The city attorney’s office says they received the complaint on Wednesday and turned it over to the city clerk’s office.

On Friday, the city released the review results.

A city representative explained no other candidate has had a similar complaint filed against them since the last time this article was updated.