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West Jefferson School Board recall, West Jefferson, Idaho, 2009

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An effort to recall Lynn Wood and Bruce Smith from the West Jefferson School Board in Jefferson County, Idaho reached the ballot on November 12, 2009. The recall effort failed and the school board certified the results on December 10, 2009.[1]

Recall supporter arguments

The recall effort targeted school board member Bruce Smith and school board chairman Lynn Wood. The petitions accused Smith and Wood of wasting taxpayer resources, involvement in unethical practices and violations of open meeting laws.[2]

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing recall in Idaho

Recall organizers submitted petitions equaling at least 50% of the total vote for each member district in the previous election.[3] The December recall election date took place on November 12, 2009.

Election results

Recall vote, Bruce Smith, December 10, 2009
ResultVotesPercentage
Recall5836.71%
Defeatedd Retain10063.29%


Recall vote, Lynn Wood, December 10, 2009
ResultVotesPercentage
Recall7544.38%
Defeatedd Retain9455.62%

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