Eric Christen and Sandy Shakes recall, Colorado Springs District 11, Colorado (2006)
A vote to recall Eric Christen and Sandy Shakes from their positions on the Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education took place on December 12, 2006. Christen and Shakes were recalled and replaced by Charlie Bobbitt and Jan Tanner.
Recall supporter arguments
Local resident Ann Oatman-Gardner coordinated with board members Mary Ellen McNally and Norvell Simpson to organize the recall effort. The organizers created a group called End the District 11 Chaos to remove Christen and Shakes. The group was unhappy with the board's decision to fire superintendent Sharon Thomas and negotiate a $500,000 settlement.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Laws governing recall in Colorado
Recall organizers needed 15,000 signatures for each recall target by August 11, 2006.
|Shall Eric Christen be recalled from the Office of Director of the Board of Education of Colorado Springs School District No. 11?|
|Shall Sandy Shakes be recalled from the Office of Director of the Board of Education of Colorado Springs School District No. 11?|
- Colorado Springs School District 11, Colorado
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