Sunday, March 10, 2013

Massachusetts: Hanson Health Board Chair facing May 18 recall


The Chairman of Hanson's Board of Health, Tom Constantine, is facing a recall vote on May 18. Petitioners handed 935 signatures (they needed 694). Under the law, Constantine has to chance to survive. It is a two part question, one is the recall vote, the other is the selection  of the replacement, and the recalled official is allowed to run in the replacement race.
Here's some the issues that have caused the recall: 
Since last summer, the board has taken heat for proposed farm animal regulations and its closure of athletic fields to avoid mosquito-borne illnesses. Meanwhile, the abrupt resignation of the town’s health agent and a tumultuous incident in which a resident allegedly overturned the board’s ­table at the end of a meeting ­also made headlines.

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