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Buena Vista Board of Trustees recall, Colorado, 2009

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On January 5, 2009, recall petitions were filed for Buena Vista Board of Trustees members Keith Baker, Mark Boston and Brett Mitchell.[1] Close to 30 people, both residents and out-of-town visitors, protested the recall petitions that were verified for sufficient signatures on Jan. 12.[1]

The recall election took place on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at the Buena Vista Convention Center.[2]Trustees Keith Baker, Mark Boston and Brett Mitchell retained their posts on the board by wide voter margins:

Keith Baker recall
Result Votes Percentage
Defeatedd No 271 75.91%
Yes 86 24.09%
Total votes 357 100.00%
Voter turnout 20.83%


Mark Boston recall
Result Votes Percentage
Defeatedd No 257 72.60%
Yes 97 27.40%
Total votes 354 100.00%
Voter turnout 20.65%


Brett Mitchell recall
Result Votes Percentage
Defeatedd No 240 67.99%
Yes 113 32.01%
Total votes 353 100.00%
Voter turnout 20.60%

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There are 1,714 registered voters in Buena Vista.[3]

Many objections were made to the recall election at the trustees' regular meeting on January 13. Arguments centered on issues during past recall elections, such as the slowing of economic development and low school enrollment. Many also complained that the petitions failed to address the specifics of the reasons for recall.[1]

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