New Haven village council and clerk recall, Michigan (2014)

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An effort to recall several village council members and the village clerk in New Haven, Michigan from their positions was launched in July 2013. Targeted officials include Village President Jammie Kincaid, Trustee Jaremy Davis and Trustee Jennifer Podgurski. Village clerk Deborah Mack was also targeted, but recall petition language against her was rejected by the election officials.[1][2]


The recall effort is being led by Ann Pridemore. Recall supporters are upset over a vote by the village council on July 9, 2013 to allow Kincaid to sign a contract with waste disposal company Rizzo Environmental Services. Rizzo was planning to build a landfill on property partly under control of the village. The project would have given the village an annual revenue stream of between $1.5 to $3 million. The village council later voted to rescind the contract, despite it having already been signed.[1][2]. Trustee Daniel Stier had recall language approved to remove him from office in late September. Trustees Debra Hill and Terry Tidwell were not targeted.[1][2]

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On August 9 Macomb County Election Commission approved petition language for Kincaid, Davis and Podgurski. They rejected language for Mack.[1]

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