Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Tennessee: Jackson-Madison School Board Member recall set for December 10

Jackson-Madison County School Board member Doris Black will be facing a recall vote on December 10. Petitioners handed in 1219 signatures and they needed 1151 (66% of the her vote total from the last election). 967 were found to be valid. Petitioners have until September 23 to get enough signatures.

The recall effort seemed to be over her opposition to the Superintendent's 10-year plan, though there is now a different list of complaints.

 In addition to Black, Chairman Kevin Alexander and Janice Hampton were both facing recall efforts.

The recall is taking place just after Governor signed a law allowing recalls in the Madison County Board of Education members. There is no replacement race if Black is removed. It would be an appointment to fill the slot.

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