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Mike Dunnigan and Dan White recall, Mullan, Idaho (2013)

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An effort to recall Mike Dunnigan and Dan White from their positions on the Mullan, Idaho, city government took place on March 12, 2013.[1] Both officials were retained in office.[2] The recall effort was launched in September 2012.[3] Dunnigan is Mullan's mayor while White serves as president of the city council.

Reasons for recall

In September 2012, a video was posted on YouTube that showed Mullan shouting profanities at a Mullan resident. The man who posted the video, Jeff Bergstrom, spearheaded the recall effort. Bergstrom believed the city had mishandled public funds. After the video was posted on YouTube, city attorney Keisha Oxendine resigned from her post.[3]

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing recall in Idaho

Recall supporters were required to gather signatures from 20% of registered voters from the November 2012 election, meaning at least 77 signatures were required on each petition. Recall organizer Jeff Bergstrom submitted 78 valid signatures on White's petition, and 82 valid signatures on Dunnigan's petition.[1]

Election results

Mike Dunnigan recall

Mike Dunnigan
ResultVotesPercentage
Recall6525.19%
Defeatedd Retain19374.81%
Election results via: Shoshone News Press (Unofficial results on March 13, 2013)


Dan White recall

Dan White
ResultVotesPercentage
Recall7830.35%
Defeatedd Retain17969.65%
Election results via: Shoshone News Press (Unofficial results on March 13, 2013)

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