Ronnie Conley recall, Cotton Plant, Arkansas (2012)
A vote about whether to recall Ronnie Conley from his position as mayor of Cotton Plant, Arkansas, took place on November 6, 2012. Conley was retained in office. Cotton Plant, a town of 650 residents, is located in Woodruff County.
Cotton Plant resident William Shelton, a member of Concerned Citizens of Cotton Plant, alleged that Conley hadn't addressed city issues such as a drainage problem. Shelton says, "the mayor promised to bring businesses and jobs to Cotton Plant, and there are no jobs here." Conley defended himself, saying, "I understand the propaganda when it comes down to politics, but the changes that have been done here in Cotton Plant speak for themselves.” More than 100 signatures were certified, and a recall election took place on November 6. Conley was retained in office.
- The Republic, "Votes asking to recall mayors of 3 Arkansas towns scheduled in November," August 5, 2012
- Arkansas Matters, "Some Mayors Shown the Door During Recall Elections in Arkansas," November 8, 2012 (dead link)
- Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, "Three mayors facing rare recall action," August 8, 2012