Saturday, October 20, 2018

Washington: Judge approves Kennewick Council recall effort

The recall effort against Council member/former Mayor Steve Young has been approved by a Benton County Superior Court Judge for over the charge of violating Washington's Fair Campaign Practices Act (6 other claims were tossed).  Young has said that he will be appealing to the Supreme Court.

The language of the ballot would read "forwarding an email that can be interpreted as soliciting from a city of Kennewick employee a contribution on behalf of Dan Newhouse." Newhouse is Congressman Dan Newhouse (R).

Washington is a malfeasance standard/Judicial recall state, so the courts needed to way in on whether the recall meets the for cause requirement.

Petitioners need about 2675 signatures to get on the ballot.

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