Donald Hampton, Amy Kordosky, Glenn Fortune and Rayetta Clark recall, Oakridge, Oregon (2011)
|Should Donald Hampton be recalled?|
|Should Amy Kordosky be recalled?|
|Should Glenn Fortune be recalled?|
|Should Rayetta Clark be recalled?|
Motivation of recall supporters
Robert Baker supported the recall. He said, "They're not responding to us at all. We try to get them to reduce the budget, several of the things we've been trying to get them to do and they just won't do it."
Another reason mentioned for the recall is that the targeted city council members did not fire City Administrator Gordon Zimmerman for "failing to conduct city audits since 2008."
The city discovered in June 2011 that there was a $420,000 hole in its budget, leading to outrage and national attention. The city is one of the poorest in Oregon.
Path to the ballot
For each recall target, 173 signatures had to be collected on a petition in order to force a special recall election. This figure is calculated by taking 15% of the number of those in the municipality who cast a vote for Governor of Oregon in the most recent gubernatorial election.
These signatures had to be collected within 90 days of the time the wording on the recall petitions was filed with Lane County election officials.
- Recall campaigns in Oregon
- Political recall efforts, 2011
- City council recalls
- Mayoral recalls
- Lane County, Oregon ballot measures
- KVAL, "Oakridge residents launch recall campaign against mayor, council," July 12, 2011
- Herald News, "Recall causes turmoil," September 3, 2011
- The Republic, "Oakridge, Ore., mayor, 3 councilors survive recall election," September 21, 2011
- KEZI, "Oakridge Recall Petitions Making The Rounds," July 11, 2011
- Register Guard, "Outrage in Oakland," August 28, 2011