Lauren Wild recall, Walsh County, North Dakota (2011)
Sheriff Wild retained his office in the special recall election.
The recall effort against Sheriff Wild started when he fired deputy sheriff Ron Nord. Nord ran against Wild for the position of county sheriff in the November 2, 2010 election for the position. Wild fired Nord the morning after the election.
Jennie Swartz was a leader in the recall effort.
Wild has been the county's sheriff since 1989.
Path to the ballot
- Grand Forks Herald, "Walsh County auditor: Recall sheriff election set for April 12," January 3, 2011
- Bismarck Tribune, "Walsh County sheriff survives recall election with 50 pct of vote," April 13, 2011
- WDAY News 6, "Walsh County Sheriff Recall Vote Petition Has Enough Signatures," December 2, 2010
- Valley News Live, "Petitions submitted to recall ND sheriff," December 10, 2010