Thursday, May 26, 2016

Georgia: Meigs Mayor Ousted

Meigs Mayor Linda Harris was ousted 94-48 in Tuesday's recall after she was charged with theft. Harris has spoken about running in the upcoming special election replacement race.

Harris' tenure has been controversial -- she won in 2013 by four votes and was arrested for stalking the ex-mayor; she was arrested for disorderly conduct and banned from City Hall. Most of the power of her office was transferred to the City Manager. The city was sued for a hostile work environment and lost its insurance. Then, she was arrested for stealing $80 and using a city credit card without authority.

She recently tried to pass a law that would make it illegal for city council members to be arrested by Meigs police.

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