Thursday, October 3, 2019

Georgia: Judge greenlights recall effort against Hoschton Mayor, Councilman over racist comments/behavior

A Judge has allowed the recall of Hoschton Mayor Theresa Kenerly and Councilman Jim Cleveland to go forward. The challenge was after the revelation that Kenerly allegedly withheld consideration of a city administrator candidate because he was black. In an interview, Cleveland discussed his opposition to interracial marriage due to his "Christian beliefs." Georgia has a malfeasance standard rule and they claim that the recall reasons do not meet the "for cause" requirement for a recall.

Petitioners handed in 270 signatures to push through the first stage of the recall they need 96 valids.

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