Thursday, August 8, 2013

Texas: Keene mayor recall fails

The attempt to recall Keene Mayor John Ackermann failed, with petitioners not handing in signatures (they needed 425 (15% of registereds). The article is unclear on why the recall attempt was started, but Keene has seen a few recall attempts in recent years:
On Aug. 4, 2009, a petitioners committee formed in an effort to recall Councilmen Robert Bischoff and James Coleman.Coleman resigned Aug. 13 and the effort to recall Bischoff never materialized. 
On Jan. 25, 2010, the effort of about 29 residents to recall then Mayor Roy Robinson and councilmen Eddie Kirkpatrick and Robert Bischoff was rebuffed because the group failed to meet requirements of the City Charter.
Note also the law that bans a recalled official from holding elected office for five years after the recall.

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