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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] However, the recall was abandoned short of a vote and as of January 2011, Mr. Humphries is still the mayor of Carlisle.

Don Dawson was a leader in the recall effort.

Motivations given for the recall included:

  • 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]

In addition to his role as mayor of Carlisle, Humphries is a candidate for a position as Warren County commissioner.[3]

Carlisle has a population of about 5,100 and is located in northern Warren County.

Humphries response

Humphries says that whether or not the petitioners collect sufficient signatures to force a recall election, the damage to his reputation is "damaging, possibly for a lifetime."[3]

He told a group of about 50 at a city council meeting in early March that he has "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 would have to have signed the recall petition, or about 293 signatures altogether.

See also


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