Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Georgia: Supreme Court allows recall of Hoschton Mayor, Councilman to move forward

The Georgia Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal green lighting the recall of Hoschton Mayor Theresa Kenerly and Councilman Jim Cleveland. 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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