Sunday, July 10, 2016

Washington: Clark County Councilor files petitions against three other members

Clark County councilors Julie Olson (R), Jeanne Stewart (R) and Chair Marc Boldt (No Party Preference) are facing petitions filed by Councilor Tom Mielke (R) over allegations of Open Meeting Act violations that resulted in hiring an investigator to looking into another councilor (David Madore (R)); allowing the county manager to dissolve the Environmental Services Department and award a contract for legal advertising to the Columbian.

The county is paying for the legal defenses, though the vote was 3-2, with the three members facing a recall voting in favor.

Since Washington is a malfeasance standard/judicial recall state, the petitions would have to be approved as meeting the for cause standard to get on the ballot. Petitioner would need 29901 for Stewart, 20639 for Boldt and 6097 for Olson (she was elected in a district).

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