Friday, September 28, 2018

Washington: Judge holding up Kennewick Council recall effort

A Benton County Superior Court Judge has delayed a decision on the recall of Council member/former Mayor Steve Young. The Judge had previously tossed out six of the seven charges over a lawsuit Young lost, but did approve the charge of violating Washington's Fair Campaign Practices Act. The language of the ballot would read "forwarding an email that can be interpreted as soliciting from a city of Kennewick employee a contribution on behalf of Dan Newhouse." Newhouse is Congressman Dan Newhouse (R).

Washington is a malfeasance standard/Judicial recall state, so the courts needed to way in on whether the recall meets the for cause requirement.

Petitioners need about 2675 signatures to get on the ballot.

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