Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Idaho: Bovill Mayor kicked out in recall vote

Mayor Sam Walker was kicked out in a recall vote on May 21, 50-38. Idaho law requires the vote total to top the votes the official received in the last race, but since Walker was appointed, a majority was all that was needed.

Walker faced third petitions over claims of unprofessional behavior and assuming a "position of absolute control." Walker claims the issue is enforcing building codes with a local winery. Walker became mayor in May after replacing the Mike Porter, who moved out of town.

Former City Councilor (and Walker's next door neighbor) Lonnie Olson led the petitioning. There's a bit of other colorful references to Walker claiming that Olson threatened to fight him and flipped him off.

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