Donald Hampton, Amy Kordosky, Glenn Fortune and Rayetta Clark recall, Oakridge, Oregon (2011)

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A vote about whether to recall Donald Hampton, Amy Kordosky, Glenn Fortune and Rayetta Clark from their elected positions as members of the Oakridge, Oregon city council in Lane County took place on Tuesday, September 20, 2011.[1][2] All four elected officials were retained in their seats.[3]

Donald Hampton is the mayor of Oakridge. Kordosky, Fortune and Clark are members of the city council.[4]

Election results

Donald Hampton

Should Donald Hampton be recalled?
Result Votes Percentage
Defeatedd No 507 51.32%
Yes 481 48.68%


Amy Kordosky

Should Amy Kordosky be recalled?
Result Votes Percentage
Defeatedd No 539 54.50%
Yes 450 45.50%


Glenn Fortune

Should Glenn Fortune be recalled?
Result Votes Percentage
Defeatedd No 509 51.83%
Yes 473 48.17%


Rayetta Clark

Should Rayetta Clark be recalled?
Result Votes Percentage
Defeatedd No 539 54.72%
Yes 446 45.28%


Motivation of recall supporters

Robert Baker supported the recall. He said, "They're not responding to us at all. We try to get them to reduce the budget, several of the things we've been trying to get them to do and they just won't do it."[4]

Another reason mentioned for the recall is that the targeted city council members did not fire City Administrator Gordon Zimmerman for "failing to conduct city audits since 2008."

The city discovered in June 2011 that there was a $420,000 hole in its budget, leading to outrage and national attention. The city is one of the poorest in Oregon.[5]

Path to the ballot

For each recall target, 173 signatures had to be collected on a petition in order to force a special recall election. This figure is calculated by taking 15% of the number of those in the municipality who cast a vote for Governor of Oregon in the most recent gubernatorial election.[1]

These signatures had to be collected within 90 days of the time the wording on the recall petitions was filed with Lane County election officials.

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