Thursday, December 20, 2012
New Mexico: Truth of Consequences Mayor survives recall vote
Truth or Consequences Mayor John Mulcahy survived a recall vote (perhaps the last of the year), despite losing 332-273 (54.8% in favor of removal). In order to ward off the possibly unfair advantage of a special election, New Mexico law requires that the votes in favor of a recall equal or exceed the number the official received in the election.
Petitioners needed 374 votes.
Mulcahy, 52, receives $550 per month as mayor.
One candidate for mayor claim that the recall was about Mulcahy's not supporting a city-sponsored site for a spaceport visitor center, for his ties to several influential developers, and for City Hall’s push to build a waste transfer station.