Christine Boatwright recall, Parker, Arizona (2013)
On August 20, Boatwright, Dunlap and Launa Wilson had a heated confrontation regarding Police Chief Rod Mendoza. The council placed Mendoza on paid leave pending investigations on that same day.
Boatwright resigned on November 19, 2013 after recall supporters submitted 103 petition signatures. A recall election was not scheduled.
Boatwright said that she did not want to put the council and town through the expense and stress of a recall election.
She was first elected in 2005 and re-elected in 2009 and 2013.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Laws governing recall in Arizona
Supporters submitted 103 petition signatures in November 2013; well above the 59 minimum valid signatures required. The deadline to submit petition was December 24, 2013. If the recall effort had moved forward the election would have taken place March 2014.
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