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Tim Humphries recall, Carlisle, Ohio (2010)

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An effort to recall Tim Humphries from his position as mayor of Carlisle, Ohio, was launched in February 2010.[1] The recall was abandoned.

Supporting arguments

Don Dawson, a leader in the recall effort, gave the following reasons for the recall:

  • The allegation that he downloaded pornographic images to a city-owner laptop computer.[1]
  • That he was involved in a so-called "road rage" episode in December 2009, where he allegedly approached an 18-year-old motorist while wielding a baseball bat.[1]

No charges were filed regarding the alleged pornographic images situation, or the alleged bat-wielding episode.[1] A report determined that the pornographic images accusation was unfounded.[2]


Humphries' response

Humphries said that whether or not the petitioners collected sufficient signatures to force a recall election, his reputation was "damag[ed], possibly for a lifetime."[3]

He told a group of about 50 at a city council meeting in early March that he "lived a nightmare for the past four months."[2]

Path to the ballot

For the recall effort to get on the ballot, 25% of the number of those who voted in the last mayoral election in Carlisle needed to sign the recall petition, or about 293 signatures altogether.

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