Irene Paul recall, Chatham School Board, Alaska (2007)
Petitioners urged the state to review and recall Paul, Shelly Wilson, and Edward Gamble, Sr. for what they called "misconduct in office, incompetence, and failure to perform prescribed duties." In June 2007, after months of testimony, a petition was submitted for the recall of all three officials. Documents revealed that the targeted officials had hired unqualified personnel and violated the state's open meetings act on six occasions.
On November 20, 2007, 73% of voters cast ballots to recall Paul.
Basis for recall
- Hiring personnel for 2006-07 who were unqualified as school administrators
- Failing to implement an evaluation system for district teachers and administrators to evaluate performance
- Violating the open meetings act after attending approximately 6 illegal executive sessions
- Failing to supervise the superintendent who misused district resources in 2006-07.