Councilman Thomas Tsilionis (R) is facing a recall effort after he failed to resign following the revelations of racist and anti-Semitic text messages. Tsilinois and another Councilman, David Jacobs, both resigned from their parties but stayed in the jobs. Jacobs has been in office less than a year, so he is not up for a recall.
The wife of a Democratic candidate for the council, Roger Freda, is one of the recall effort leaders. Another council candidate, Chris Bardi, is also part of the effort.
Petitioners need 1385 signatures in 180 days.