Marcy Bartniczak recall, Worth Township, Michigan (2011)
Douglas Varty was the lead organizer of the recall effort.
He said that his motivation for warning to remove Bartniczak from office is the role she played in a lawsuit filed by George and Margaret Paeth against the county. The Paeths filed their lawsuit after the township placed a stop-work order on the home they were building in 2007. A judge agreed with the Paeths that there were irregularities in the process, and ordered the township to pay them $600,000 and an additional $201,000 in attorneys' fees.
Bartniczak said that blaming her for the lawsuit and fine against the township isn't fair, because the entire township board was involved.
Path to the ballot
On January 27, recall lead organizer Douglas Varty submitted 670 signatures to election officials in order to quality the recall question for the ballot, versus a requirement of 404 signatures.
- Recall campaigns in Michigan
- Political recall efforts, 2011
- Laws governing recall in Michigan
- Sanilac County