A vote about whether to recall Douglas Marsden
from his elected position as mayor
of Bottineau, North Dakota
, took place on June 12, 2012. Marsden was recalled
The recall effort was launched in January 2012. Councilman Brad Gangl resigned in February 2012 amid allegations that he and Marsden had inappropriately awarded city contracts.
Reasons for recall
Marsden and former Bottineau councilman Brad Gangl were accused of disrupting the city's business and inappropriately awarding the city's contracts.
Path to the ballot
Petitions began circulating in February 2012. Signatures were certified by the city auditor on March 16. A recall election took place on June 12, 2012. Marsden was recalled and replaced with Ben Aufforth.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Bottineau, North Dakota City Website, "Mayor and Council," accessed October 18, 2012
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 KFYR-TV, "Mayoral Recall Effort in Bottineau," February 2, 2012 (dead link)
- ↑ KFYR-TV, "Bottineau Mayor Being Recalled ," March 22, 2012 (dead link)