Jackie Poplar recall, Flint, Michigan, 2009
An effort to recall Jackie Poplar from the Flint, Michigan city council was headed for the February 24, 2009 ballot after recall supporters turned in 928 valid signatures in support of the recall.,
However, in mid-January a judge tossed the recall effort from the ballot amidst allegations of irregularities in the signature collection process.
The February 24 ballot was going to include a recall attempt against Mayor Don Williamson, but that was made unnecessary by Williamson's resignation on February 09, 2009. About 14,300 people signed his recall petition.
Poplar was accused by mayoral aide Sally Haywood and resident David Davenport of spraying them with bug spray after a Sept. 22 council meeting.
- Michigan Live, "Recall election appears likely against Flint City Councilwoman Jackie Poplar after challenge fails to disqualify enough petition signatures," December 22, 2008
- Flint Journal, "Recall elections set for Flint Mayor Don Williamson, Jackie Poplar and other Genesee County officials," January 2, 2009
- ABC-TV, "Another twist comes in Poplar recall case," January 16, 2009 (dead link)
- Flint Journal, "Flint mayoral aide Sally Haywood considers filing civil suit over bug spraying incident; Criminal charges not sought," December 30, 2008 (dead link)