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CP Craig recall, Lebanon, Missouri (2011)

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CP Craig was recalled from his elected position as mayor of Lebanon in Laclede County, Missouri in a special recall election that took place on August 2, 2011.[1]

Craig was elected to the post of mayor of Lebanon in April 2008. An attempt to recall him in 2009 failed. In January 2011, the Lebanon City Council gave a vote of "no confidence" in his leadership.[2]

Election results

  • Votes to recall CP Craig: 1,796 Approveda
  • Votes to retain CP Craig: 438

Motivation for recall

Those supporting the recall offered these reasons as to why they wanted to remove Craig from office:

  • Ed Green: "From pretty much the first day he took office, things really went down hill. He referred to us personally as mosquitoes in a room."[2]
  • B. Marcum: "I'm not happy with the way he does things."
  • Bill Rook: "He stripped the ranks of everyone (in the police department) to road officers. I voted for him, and now I work on a seven-day basis to correct my mistake."
  • Lawana Hulsey: ""[Lebanon] was a great place to live, but now I'm embarrassed to tell people where I live. We just want our city back, and we want an honest government."

The City of Lebanon is also on the receiving end of a lawsuit from the state's attorney general, Chris Koster, alleging that it is in violation of Louisiana's Sunshine Law. The city strenuously denies this accusation.[3]

Path to the ballot

The committee that was organized to spearhead the recall effort submitted signatures on recall petitions to election officials in April 2011.[4]

Approximately 2,200 valid signatures were required.[5]

See also

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