Mayor Stephen Ellis (D) is facing another recall effort over vague claims of incompetence and misuse of office. Ellis claims the recall is started by "mercenaries" who have accused him of assault (the charges were dropped). Ellis won in 2015, beating a Republican incumbent looking for a fifth term.
One of the lead petitioners, Blaine Fehley, accused the mayor of assault for yelling at him over "crudely manipulated photos."
Petitioners need 2054 signatures in 160 days (25% of registered voters).