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Phil Baker recall, Fremont School Board, Idaho (2012)

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An effort to recall Phil Baker from his position on the Fremont School Board in Fremont County, Idaho, was launched in June 2012.[1] The recall effort was abandoned short of going to election.[2] Baker serves as the board's chairman. Baker's fellow board member Ben Clark also survived a recall attempt.

Reasons for recall

Jennifer Daniels filed the recall petition. The recall effort stemmed from criticism of how Baker handled a $2.4 million supplemental levy election that failed at the polls. Daniels was a supporter of the levy, which was rejected by voters.[3] The petition against Baker accused him of not giving his full support to the defeated supplemental levy. Baker was also accused of failing to adequately support additional after-school program grants or another levy election.

Path to the ballot

Recall organizers needed to gather 241 signatures by August 20 in order to force a recall election.[1] Recall organizers were unable to gather enough signatures, and the recall effort was abandoned.[2]

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