Friday, October 19, 2012

Michigan: Troy Mayor recall dividing community


The reporter notes that: "Recall elections are rare in Michigan." This seems inaccurate, as Michigan had 31 recalls last year.

The most recent officeholder to be recalled was state Rep. Paul Scott, R-Grand Blanc, who was ousted by voters last year.
In 2009, Flint Mayor Don Williamson resigned while facing a recall election.
Oakland County's last recall election, in 2003, targeted then-Pontiac Mayor Willie Payne, who won, according to Joe Rozell, the county's elections director.

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