Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Washington:Judge to rule on Snohomish County Executive recall attempt

A recall against Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon, a third-term Democrat, is going before a judge to decide whether it can proceed. Washington State is a "judicial recall" or malfeasance standard state.The judge is solely deciding whether the petition specifies improper or illegal acts in office allegedly committed by Reardon. Petitioners are claiming that Reardon broke state campaign laws by using his executive assistant and other public resources for political fundraising and lobbying. Reardon is under investigation by the Washington State Patrol for alleged misuse of public resources while on out-of-state business trips. 

If successful, petitioners will have 180 days to collect 47,444 signatures (25% of turnout).

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