Tom Beehan recall, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 2009
Reason for the recall
Alex Moseley, a local resident and former candidate for city office, said that he has mounted a petition drive against the recently passed resolution but according to City Attorney Ken Krushenski, "It's got no legal authority to get on the ballot." Should the petition not qualify for the ballot, Moseley said that he is considering filing an intent to recall city council members.
Moseley drops recall leadership role
In late September 2009 Moseley announced that he planned to move out of Oak Ridge and would no longer lead the recall effort. A draft petition had reportedly been submitted for the state's consideration of the recall, but no other action in the recall effort has been taken since.
Path to the ballot
If sufficient valid signatures are submitted and verified the recall will most likely be placed on the August 2010 ballot. In order to recall Beehan a minimum of two-thirds of voters is required to vote in favor of the recall.
- The Oak Rigder, "Resident wants to recall Oak Ridge mayor," September 17, 2009
- The Oak Ridger, "City casts doubt on proposed guns in parks referendum," August 25, 2009
- The Oak Ridger, "Recall advocate moving, dropping leadership role," September 29, 2009
- WVLT, "Red light, speed cameras, guns in parks lead to mayor recall effort," September 18, 2009