Jim Wills recall, Modoc County, California (2014)

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An effort to recall Jim Wills from his position as Supervisor of Modoc County, California was launched in July 2013 when a former county supervisor called into question Wills' personal integrity regarding his job duties.[1] A recall election is scheduled for April 8, 2014.[2]

Wills took office in January 2013, representing the county's District 4; his term expires in 2016.[1][3]

Recall supporters

Former county supervisor Ray Anklin is leading the effort to recall Wills. In his "notice of intent," filed with county election officials in late July 2013, Anklin contended Wills "has acted in a personal capacity in a manner concerning Modoc County, which is a gross misuse of Supervisor Wills’ political office."[1]

Wills' response

After hearing about the notice of intent filing, Wills told reporters, "No one ever contacted me and talked about any of the issues. I have no idea why it’s being filed. It’s always discouraging, but if you don’t make everybody happy you make somebody unhappy."[1]

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing recall in California

In order for Anklin's petition to be approved, he had to collect signatures equaling at least 25 percent of the registered voters in Wills' district, or approximately 265 names, to trigger a recall election.[1] Sufficient signatures were collected, and a recall election was scheduled for April 8, 2014.[2]

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