Sunday, November 15, 2015

Texas: Signatures handed in against Denton City Council member over hydraulic fracking vote

125 signatures were filed against Denton City Council member Joey Hawkins. Petitioners need 76 valids. If Hawkins loses the article says that seat apparently will stay empty until a special election on the next regular election date, which is November 8 (this seems wrong, but we'll see).

The petitions started after Hawkins (and Kevin Roden, who is also facing petitions) voted to repeal a citizens initiative that banned hydraulic fracking in Denton (there were questions over whether the ban could have been defended -- regardless, the Texas legislature overrode it).

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