Gary Lake and Stef Dickinson recall, Ellicott School District 22, Colorado (2011)
According to recall successor candidate Gary Dahn: "My number one priority is to help build a school district known for its academic excellence. To do this some problem areas must be fixed first; such as teacher retention, open communications, board-focused program building and implementation. Our teachers are the worst paid in El Paso County, they need to be paid comparably, as well as implementing an award system for excellence."
Stef Dickinson resigned from her position on September 23, 2011 due to an arrest on suspicion of luring a child via internet. A local deputy found text messages from a 14-year-old's phone offering to have sex with him.
Despite the resignation, the recall effort for Dickinson and Lake proceeded, according to reports.
- Colorado Springs Gazette, "Recall petitions circulate for 2 on Ellicott school board," June 6, 2011
- The Gazette, "Ellicott school board accepts Dickinson's resignation," September 23, 2011
- Colorado Springs Gazette, "Election 2011: Ellicott voters oust incumbents, OK bond," November 1, 2011
- The Gazette, "Ellicott school board election filled with controversy," October 11, 2011
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