Yerington Pauite Tribe Chairwoman Laurie Thom was ousted, 66-39. The issue was claims of failing to maintain proper financial reporters, supervise staffs and stalled repairs. Petitioners needed 43 of 122 voting members to cast their ballot against for the recall to count.
Thom has claimed that Tribal Council Vice-chair Ginny Hatch was behind the removal vote and that Hatch's family member and former Tribal Chair Linda Howard will move into the council seat. There is no word on how the replacement will be handled.