Corey Wood recall, Tekonsha, Michigan (2012)
Howard Rigg, who was himself recalled on February 28th, 2012, led the recall charge against Wood. Crystal Laskey, who is dating Corey Wood, spearheaded the recall effort against Rigg. In 2011, Patty Wood, who is Corey Wood's ex-wife, resigned her seat on the village board. Laskey applied for the vacancy, but the process was stalled and she did not receive the appointment. Laskey says she organized the recall effort against Rigg because, "At the April 18th, 2011 Council Meeting, Trustee Rigg offered to help two residents sue the Village of Tekonsha with his own resources, due to the fact they were not appointed the vacant Council Seat. Trustee Rigg publicized the personal life of a Council Member and current resident in the Battle Creek Enquirer dated May 15th, 2011."
Speaking about his recall petition against Wood, Rigg said, "If I can be recalled for telling the truth, I guess he can be recalled for defrauding the village."
Path to the ballot
Rigg had until February 3rd, 2012 to get the 52 signatures needed to have the recall on the May 8 ballot. Signatures were not submitted, and a recall election did not take place.