Thursday, May 16, 2019

Minnesota: Fairmont Councilman recall effort thrown out by city attorney

A recall against Fairmont Councilman Tom Hawkins, with the City Council releasing an attorney's summary. The recall effort was over his push to eliminate the in-house city attorney position (which has been held by Elizabeth Bloomquist for 30 years). Hawkins blamed the Sentinel (the local newspaper) for the recall effort. Minnesota is a malfeasance standard/judicial recall state, not a political recall one.

Petitioners would have needed 881 signatures (15% of registereds as of Election Day 2018).

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