Jim Auborn recall, Port Orford, Oregon (2014)

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An effort to recall Mayor Jim Auborn in Port Orford, Oregon from his position was launched in early 2014.[1] A recall election took place on April 8, 2014. Auborn was retained.[2]

Election results

Jim Auborn recall, Port Orford, Oregon
ResultVotesPercentage
Recall20448.69%
Defeatedd Retain21551.31%

Recall proponent arguments

Recall proponent and port commissioner Brett Webb alleged that Auborn attempted to force the creation of a marine sanctuary in the region, against the wishes of the majority of the community's residents. Webb contended that the sanctuary would cause economic damage in the area. Webb also accused Auborn of making false statements about the sanctuary, using city resources for personal purposes, and failing to notify the public about a possible contamination of the city's water supply.[1]

Official's response

Auborn denied Webb's allegations and characterized the recall effort as "unfortunate."[1]

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing recall in Oregon

Webb collected 86 signatures on the recall petition, which accounts for roughly eight percent of the city's population. A recall election took place on April 8, 2014.[1]

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