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Eric Christen and Sandy Shakes recall, Colorado Springs District 11, Colorado (2006)

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A vote to recall Eric Christen and Sandy Shakes from their positions on the Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education took place on December 12, 2006.[1] Christen and Shakes were recalled and replaced by Charlie Bobbitt and Jan Tanner.[2]

Recall supporter arguments

Local resident Ann Oatman-Gardner coordinated with board members Mary Ellen McNally and Norvell Simpson to organize the recall effort. The organizers created a group called End the District 11 Chaos to remove Christen and Shakes. The group was unhappy with the board's decision to fire superintendent Sharon Thomas and negotiate a $500,000 settlement.[3]

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing recall in Colorado

Recall organizers needed 15,000 signatures for each recall target by August 11, 2006.[3]

Election results

Shall Eric Christen be recalled from the Office of Director of the Board of Education of Colorado Springs School District No. 11?
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Recall2051571.67%
Retain811028.33%


Shall Sandy Shakes be recalled from the Office of Director of the Board of Education of Colorado Springs School District No. 11?
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Recall2022270.7%
Retain838129.3%

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