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Soyla "Kiki" Peralta recall, Superior, Arizona (2013)

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A vote about whether to recall Soyla "Kiki" Peralta from her position as member of the city council of Superior, Arizona, was scheduled for August 27, 2013. Peralta was recalled from her office. Recall supporters had disagreed with her outspoken position against a proposed mine in the area.[1][2][3]


2010 recall attempt

Peralta was also subject to a recall attempt in August 2010 by residents angry at her representation of them in the local community. She won that election when she received 236 votes to Merlin Gindlesperger's 149 votes, Jonathan Kolton's 126 votes, and 8 write-ins.[4][5]

Reasons for recall

The group that led the effort to recall Peralta was Superior Copper Alliance; it was chaired by Bill Vogler. The alliance was a group of business owners and area residents who supported a proposed $6 billion copper mine. Superior Copper Alliance stated the recall was based on "the grounds of maleficence and multiple violations of the open meeting law."[2]

Recall results

Town of Superior Recall Election
ApprovedaBESICH LIRA, MILA 438 64.32%
DefeateddPERALTA, SOYLA 238 34.95%
DefeateddWrite-in 5 0.73%
Election results via: Pinal County Elections (Unofficial results last updated:8/28/2013)

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing recall in Arizona

Superior Copper Alliance stated that they needed 120 signatures to trigger the recall and turned in 208 to the Superior Town Clerk.[2]

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