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Tag: Pacific

June
25th

Residents of Pacific vote to recall Mayor Cy Sun

Residents of Pacific voted Tuesday to end Mayor Cy Sun’s days in office.

Initial results of the special election to oust the embattled public official showed residents voted 836-405 in favor of recalling Sun. Pacific has 2,900 registered voters.

Barring a miraculous shift in returns over the next few days, the certification of the election July 9 will end the tenure of Sun, who was elected through a write-in campaign at the end of 2011.

Sun did not return The News Tribune’s requests for comment Tuesday.

City Council president Leanne Guier said Pacific’s struggles won’t end with Sun being recalled.

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April
29th

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

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

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April
25th

Supreme Court: Recall effort against Pacific mayor Cy Sun can proceed

The state Supreme Court, in an opinion issued this morning, has found that a recall effort against Pacific Mayor Cy Sun is legally sufficient to move ahead.

Donald Thomson filed a so-called “statement of charges” against Sun in August 2012. Thomson cited a number of instances of alleged misconduct he contends makes Sun unfit for office. King County Superior Court Judge Laura Inveen found two of those charges sufficient to be put before voters:

* That Sun used the city’s police department as his personal investigative force.

* That he jeopardized the city’s liability insurance coverage by not filling vacant department

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