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Recall election for Pacific mayor set for June 25

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on May 9, 2013 at 2:01 pm with No Comments »
May 9, 2013 2:11 pm

A recall election for Pacific Mayor Cy Sun has been scheduled for June 25, King County officials announced today.

Letters stating such were delivered today to Sun and the leader of the recall effort, which gathered the required 415 signatures on the petition.

The number of required signatures is 35 percent of the total votes cast for mayor during the November 2011 election. Sherril Huff, director of King County Elections, verified the signatures today.

Two charges against Sun will be put before voters: that he tried to use the police department as his personal investigation force and that he jeopardized the city’s liability insurance coverage by not filling vacant department head positions.

Sun took office in January 2012 and has made waves ever since. He has fired various department heads with claims that he’s “fighting corruption.” The city also lost insurance under his watch, which was replaced with more expensive, high-risk coverage.

Ballots will be mailed to voters 18 days before the vote. They must be postmarked by June 25 or in a ballot box by 8 p.m. Election Day.

The results will be certified July 9.

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