Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Kansas: Two victors in Baxter Springs November recall lose seats in regular election, as does recall organizer

Two of the victors in the November 2012 recall were swept out of office in a Baxter Springs election. Incumbent Gary Allen, who survived the November vote, lost his seat 180-149. Donnie Wade, who defeat sitting incumbent Ron Costlow in the recall, lost his bid for a full term,114-75. And Cathy Bolek, who organized the recall, lost her race against an incumbent, 63-61.

The recall started when the mayor (who resigned her seat) replaced the City Clerk and Police Chief. The council rejected her replacement appointments, and restored the city clerk to her position.

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