Tim Humphries recall, Carlisle, Ohio (2010)
Don Dawson was a leader in the recall effort.
Motivations given for the recall included:
- The allegation that he downloaded pornographic images to a city-owner laptop computer.
- That he was involved in a so-called "road rage" episode in December 2009, where he allegedly approached an 18-year-old motorist while wielding a baseball bat.
In addition to his role as mayor of Carlisle, Humphries is a candidate for a position as Warren County commissioner.
Carlisle has a population of about 5,100 and is located in northern Warren County.
Humphries says that whether or not the petitioners collect sufficient signatures to force a recall election, the damage to his reputation is "damaging, possibly for a lifetime."
He told a group of about 50 at a city council meeting in early March that he has "lived a nightmare for the past four months."
Path to the ballot
For the recall effort to get on the ballot, 25% of the number of those who voted in the last mayoral election in Carlisle would have to have signed the recall petition, or about 293 signatures altogether.