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Signatures filed with King County for recall election to oust mayor of Pacific

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on April 29, 2013 at 2:57 pm with No Comments »
April 29, 2013 3:24 pm

A spokeswoman for King County Elections said a petition was filed with the office this morning for a recall election to oust Pacific Mayor Cy Sun.

The office should finish a preliminary count of the signatures by tomorrow, and has five to 10 days to start verifying them.

That process should take roughly three days, chief communication officer Kim van Ekstrom said.

If they find at least 415 of the signatures to be sufficient, they’ll hold the election within 45 to 60 days of the finding, van Ekstrom said.

The Committee to Recall Cy Sun got the go-ahead from the Supreme Court Thursday to collect the signatures to put two charges against Sun before voters:

• That he tried to use the police department as his personal investigative force.

• That he jeopardized the city’s liability insurance coverage by not filling vacant department head positions.

Pacific business owner Tracey Apata, who has been part of the recall effort, said the committee turned in 592 signatures to King County Elections, which they collected Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday.

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