James Egan and Stephen Amico recall, Hanson, Massachusetts recall (2014)
An effort to recall selectmen James Egan and Stephen Amico in Hanson, Massachusetts from their positions was launched in early 2014. A recall election is scheduled to take place in June 2014.
At issue is Egan's and Amico's support for a $58 million elementary school project.
Amico said, "I will stick to my guns that everything that [recall organizer Mark Vess] said is a total fabrication and untrue. I've done nothing wrong. Mr. Egan has done nothing wrong."
Path to the ballot
- See also: Laws governing recall in Massachusetts
Within the first three days of the petition process, recall proponents collected 500 signatures. Recall organizer Mark Vess said, "This is a very, very strong effort. I am completely confident that [the requirement for] all three precincts will be met comfortably."
Signatures from at least 10 percent of the registered voters in each of Hanson's three precincts were needed to trigger a recall election -- roughly 700 signatures total. Recall supporters ultimately filed 1,054 signatures for Egan's recall petition and 1,064 for Amico's, thereby triggering a recall election. The recall was scheduled to take place on June 28, 2014. Recall proponents had 20 days from the start of petition circulation to collect the requisite signatures.
- The Enterprise, "Hanson selectmen recall effort closing in on signature goal," March 11, 2014
- enterprisenews.com, "Hanson Selectman Egan can't be recalled," March 21, 2014
- enterprisenews.com, "Hanson voters recall a selectman and elect a new one," June 30, 2014
- The Recall Elections Blog, "Massachusetts: Hanson recalls get on the ballot for June," April 1, 2014
- The Recall Elections Blog, "Massachusetts: Hanson recall set for June 28," April 11, 2014
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