Hoschton Mayor Theresa Kenerly has resigned rather than face a recall election on January 14. Councilman Jim Cleveland resigned last week.
The recall was launched 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 claimed 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.