Charles Cone, Terry Cone and Carolyn DeBaets recall, Burwell, Nebraska (2010)
At the time of recall, Charles Cone was Burwell's mayor, Terry Cone represented Burwell's Ward I and Carolyn DeBaets represented Ward II.
Reasons given for recall
The recall petition for each recall target said that the recall target "has failed to allow the public to vote and decide democratically whether to prohibit the addition of fluoride to the drinking water of the city of Burwell and has failed to keep the public adequately informed on important issues effecting the safety, health and well-being of city residents."
The Nebraska legislature enacted a law in 2008 that required cities with populations over 1,000 to add fluoride to the water supply. Communities were allowed to opt out up through 2010 by putting the idea to a popular vote.
Path to the ballot
In order to qualify the recall vote for the ballot, organizers had to collect signatures in a 30-day span that began on June 7. They were required to collect 44 signatures to trigger a recall election for DeBaets, 82 signatures to trigger a recall for Terry Cone and 112 signatures to trigger a recall for Charles Cone.
- Political recall efforts, 2010
- Recall campaigns in Nebraska
- Mayoral recalls
- City council recalls
- Garfield County, Nebraska ballot measures