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Robert Scribner and Frank Anderson recall, Tenino, Washington (2012)

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An effort to recall Robert Scribner and Frank Anderson from their positions on the Tenino, Washington, city council was launched in September 2012.[1] The recall effort was judicially invalidated in November 2012.[2]

Reasons for recall

Scribner was found to have used Department of Labor and Industries computers to allegedly dig up information about Tenino's mayor, Eric Strawn. Strawn is currently under investigation for having sex in a city police car. Anderson faced recall based on reports that he owes the city $140,000. The Tenino Recall Committee, led by Justin Kover, spearheaded the recall effort.[1][3]

Path to the ballot

In accordance with the laws governing recall in Washington, a judge must rule that sufficient charges of misconduct exist before a recall effort can go forward. On October 25, Chris Wickham ruled on the recall effort.[3] Wickham ruled that the recall effort against Anderson could proceed. Wickham threw out charges relating to Anderson owing the city $127,000 for code violations for a property he owns in Tenino, but Wickham upheld the charge accusing Anderson of requesting an exception on his $14,719.93 unpaid water bills from the city council at a rate not available to the general public.[4] In November 2012, the recall effort against Scribner was dismissed by a judge.[2]

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