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Kenneth Elstein, George Archible and James Barry recall, Belchertown, Massachusetts (2011)

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A vote about whether to recall Kenneth Elstein, George Archible and James Barry from their elected positions as selectman of Belchertown, Massachusetts took place on May 17, 2011.[1]

In the recall election, Elstein and Archible retained their seats, while Barry was recalled.[1] Barry was replaced by Brenda Q. Aldrich.

The effort to recall the three selectman was a response to their votes in February 2011 against keeping Police Chief Francis R. Fox Jr. on the job. Elstein and Archible ultimately changed their votes on the question of keeping Fox, while Barry did not. Fox is now planning to stay on as the town's chief of police through 2014.[2]

Election results

Kenneth Elstein:

  • Votes to retain: 1,244
  • Votes to recall: 1,069 Defeatedd

George Archible:

  • Votes to retain: 1,312
  • Votes to recall: 1,013 Defeatedd

James Barry:

  • Votes to retain: 1,155
  • Votes to recall: 1,182 Approveda

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