Skagit County County Executive Aaron Reardon is facing potential recall petitions. Since Washington is a judicial recall or malfesance standard state, a judge has to rule if the charges are sufficient to allow the recall to go forward. Petitioners claim that Reardon broke state campaign laws by using his executive assistant and other public resources for political fundraising and lobbying
Reardon was investigated by the Washington State Patrol for alleged misuse of public resources while on out-of-state business trips, but prosecutors found insufficent evidence to bring charges.
If it does go forward, petitioners need 47,444 signatures in 180 days.