Matt White recall, El Reno, Oklahoma, 2009
El Reno Mayor Matt White has been under fire for asking the 24-year CEO of Parkview Hospital to resign, and is now the target of a recall petition.
Susan Barnhart, Chairperson of the Recall Matt White Committee, said, "We just feel there might be some sort of hidden agenda here."
Mayor White responded by saying, "When Parkview hospital showed losses in excess of $2 million for the last two years, I believed that it was imperative that changes be made."
The formal petition was made available for signatures January 5, 2009. Committee members say 686 signatures are necessary to force a recall election, but they are hoping to gather at least 1,000 signatures.