Thursday, May 14, 2015

Virginia: Portsmouth Mayor facing recall threats

Portsmouth Mayor Kenny Wright is facing a recall, with $13,600 already donated to the effort. Seems like the city has had many issues, including firing a city manager and city attorney, and that Wright is blamed for picking needless fights. Others are claiming racial divisiveness, and Wright supporters say that the petitioners are Tea Party members opposed to Wright for political reasons.

Wright took over from former Portsmouth Mayor James Holley, who was ousted in 2010 in a recall vote (Holley was actually ousted in an earlier recall, making him the first two-time recall loser. He has since been joined in that illustrious club by Fullerton Councilman Don Bankhead).

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