Friday, July 19, 2013

Ohio: Linndale Mayor resigns after recall petitions taken out, though Ohio doesn't have a recall law

Linndale mayor Ann Toczek resigned in the face of recall petition though the town doesn't have a charter, and Ohio doesn't allow recall. Petitioners handed in 20 signatures earlier this month, but the Board of Elections ruled it invalid.

There's no clear reason for the fight, but Linndale is a small town of 179 known mainly for handing out speeding tickets on a 422 yard stretch of 1-71. The town issued 4,000 tickets in 2011 before the legislature closed the court down. Toczek was in charge of the Mayor's Court. Toczek has been mayor since 1999, and her husband was mayor for 6 years

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