Thursday, June 14, 2012
New Jersey: Ridgefield pass resolution opposing recalls
The Ridgefield Council voted to oppose Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo's legislation making recalls easier (the vote is just a resolution). The resolution was also critical of the 2010 recall of Mayor Anthony Suarez (he survived the vote, and was acquitted of federal corruption charges that he faced).
Two Republican Councilmen Angus Todd and Warren Vincentz, among those who led the recall efforts against Suarez, voted no.
The Democrats also noted the cost of the recall -- $7,248.90 paid to the county Board of Elections, $2,767 to the county clerk and $8,075 to a special counsel.