Steve Ross recall, Las Vegas, Nevada (2012)
Reasons for recall
Reasons given for supporting the recall included:
- Car dealer Joe Scala was forced to close his classic car dealership, resulting in the layoff of 30 workers, after Ross refused to support a request for a waiver to allow used car sales in an auto mall.
- Ross accepted a City Council pay raise after saying he wouldn't.
- Ross supported a casino location close to a YMCA.
The Las Vegas Sun published an editorial voicing their opposition to the recall.
Path to the ballot
1,084 valid signatures were required to force a recall election.
In December 2011, recall organizers announced they had gathered 1,151 signatures.
On December 21st, 2011, local officials announced that 1,105 signatures had been certified. A recall election will take place within 50 days. The recall election is scheduled to take place on January 31st, 2012.
Early voting in the recall election began on January 26, 2012. Ross faced challenger Byron Goynes.
With a 12.5% voter turnout, Ross defeated his opponent, Byron Goynes, with 70% of the vote.
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- Las Vegas Sun, "Filing deadline today for challengers of Steve Ross in Las Vegas recall election", January 11, 2012
- Las Vegas Sun, "Steve Ross easily retains Ward 6 seat in special recall election", January 31, 2012
- Las Vegas Review Journal, "Ross recall petitions certified in Las Vegas", December 21, 2011
- Las Vegas Review Journal, "Ross recallers short on signatures, not justification", August 30, 2011
- Las Vegas Sun, "A recall for what?", January 29, 2012
- Las Vegas Review Journal, "Supporters of Ross recall say petition effort successful", December 15, 2011
- Las Vegas Sun, "Early voting begins in election to recall Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross", January 26, 2012