Whittier mayor Lester Lunceford is facing a recall election on July 23rd. Petitioners needed 31 signatures to get the recall on the ballot, and the issue appears to be the firing of a city manager. Since Alaska requires cause, the official issue is violation of the open meeting act.
The recall was started by three former Whittier city councilors. The other current city councilors who voted for removal of the city manager are up for reelection. There's also a number of issues with ethical violations fights.
Oh, and here's where you can see the "Strangest Town in Alaska" mention.
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