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Michael Law recall, Kuna School District, Idaho (2014)

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An effort to recall Michael Law from his position on the Kuna School Board in Idaho was initiated in March 2014.[1] The recall election on August 26, 2014, resulted in the retention of Law.[2]

Election results

Michael Law recall election, August 26, 2014
Defeatedd Retain16571.74%
Election results via: Idaho ED News (August 26, 2014)

Recall supporter arguments

District parent Terri Reno initiated the recall of Michael Law due to his failure to support two levy efforts in early 2014. Law voted against placing a levy totaling $3.1 million per year on the March 21, 2014, ballot. He also voted against a second levy vote on the May 20, 2014, ballot following the failure of the first levy. Reno criticized Law for distributing pamphlets advocating for budget cuts rather than higher taxes. Law opposed previous tax levies based on the economic struggles of families living in the district.[1]

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing recall in Idaho

State law requires recall petitioners to gather signatures equaling at least 50 percent of the votes cast in a board member's district in the previous election to trigger a recall. Reno submitted 20 valid signatures to the Ada County Elections Office in late March to initiate the recall process. Twenty-nine valid signatures were required to force an election because a total of 57 votes were cast during Law's last election. County elections officials approved Reno's final submitted petitions on June 3, 2014.[1] In order for Law to be recalled, a simple majority of voters would have needed to support the recall.[3]

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