Mark Funkhouser recall, Kansas City, Missouri, 2009
Missouri, is underway in April 2009.
Funkhouse barely survived a close recall election and currently remains the mayor of Kansas City. He plans to campaign for re-election.
Basis for recall
The city charter requires that reasons be given for initiating a recall:
Grounds for recall must relate to and affect the administration of the officials office, and be of a substantial nature directly affecting the rights and interests of the public. Grounds for recall are limited to objective reasons which reasonable people, regardless of their political persuasion, could agree would render any officials performance ineffective, which must be an act of misfeasance, the improper performance of some act which may lawfully be done, or malfeasance, the commission of some act wholly beyond the officials authority, or nonfeasance, the failure to perform a required duty. The Council shall not fail to place the matter before the voters based on the inadequacy of the grounds stated by the committee of petitioners.
Supporters of the recall must obtain 17,000 valid signatures of registered voters in order to get the issue on the August 2009 ballot.
- Kansas City Tribune, "Funkhouser Recall Effort Will Collect Signatures at City Hall," April 3, 2009
- Prime Buzz, Funkhouser recall underway, January 29, 2008
- Recall affidavit
- Kansas City Tribune, "Mayoral Candidates May Launch Campaigns Soon," June 16, 2009
- Recall the Funk, What the city charter says about recall, December 17, 2007