Colleen Stone recall, Maywood, Nebraska (2013)

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An effort to recall Colleen Stone from her position on the Village Board of Maywood, Nebraska was launched in July 2013.[1][2] A recall election was held on November 19, 2013. Stone retained her position.[3]

Election results

The following are the results from the November 19, 2013 election:[3]

Colleen Stone

Should Colleen Stone be recalled?
Defeatedd No6054%
Yes 52 46%


The recall effort was led by Joe Schmidt. Though no specific reason for the recall effort was reported, Stone indicated that she and Schmidt had past grievances.[1][2]

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing recall in Nebraska

On July 29, Schmidt requested a recall affidavit against Stone from County Clerk Darla Walthers. After the affidavit was submitted, Stone was given 20 days to reply. Stone submitted her reply, and Schmidt had until September 3 to claim the recall petitions from the county court house. Schmidt then had 30 days to gather signatures from 41 registered voters in Maywood to trigger the recall election. Before the election was held, Stone said an election would cost the village $3,000, while County Clerk Walthers said it would $1,600 at minimum.[1][2][4]

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