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Dennis Linthicum recall, Klamath County, Oregon (2013)

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An effort to recall Dennis Linthicum from his position on the Board of Commissioners of Klamath County, Oregon was launched in May 2013. The effort to qualify the recall question for the ballot was, however, abandoned short of going to a vote.


The recall effort was initiated by Sharron L. Biggs and a committee calling itself "Voters for Fiscal Responsibility." Briggs said she and other citizens were concerned about with various decisions for the county the Commissioners were making.[1][2]

The two other county commissioners, Jim Bellet and Tom Mallams, were targeted in a later recall effort. Those recall efforts, which began in June 2013, were held up due to laws requiring a six month waiting period from the time of an official's election before a recall can be initiated.[1][3]

Two Klamath County commissioners had previously been recalled in 1996. They were commissioners David Henzel and Clif McMillan.[3]

Reason for recall

On the petition, recall supporters wrote:[1]

"Commissioner Dennis Linthicum has failed to listen to the constituents of Klamath County on issues vital to our economy and to the benefit of our citizens. Examples are; lack of support for the county trapper, the Meals on Wheels for our senior citizens, funding for our Sheriff's Department, water issues for the Klamath Basin, etc.[4]

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing recall in Oregon

In order to qualify for the ballot, recall supporters had to have collected 3,474 signatures by August 7, 2013 (90 days after having filed the petition in May). However, no paperwork was submitted by the deadline.[2]

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