The Herald of Everett, Washington
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up | Manage  Green editions icon Green editions

Calendar


HeraldNet Headlines
HeraldNet Newsletter Delivered to your inbox each week.
Published: Thursday, October 25, 2012, 11:03 a.m.

Judge sends Reardon recall effort to Skagit County

EVERETT -- A Snohomish County Superior Court judge signed off Thursday to again move legal questions about a recall effort targeting County Executive Aaron Reardon to Skagit County.
Reardon's attorney agreed to the change of venue, as did the Gold Bar blogger and attorney who has been pursuing the recall. Judge Anita Farris signed the order.
The recall effort from blogger Anne Block accuses Reardon of using county cellphones and staff time for political fundraising. In Washington, a recall petition must present evidence that an elected official misusing his or her office.
The target of any recall is given the opportunity to challenge its legal validity in court.
If the scenario playing out now sounds familiar, that's because it is.
A similar recall petition was dismissed in August, after being moved to Skagit County Superior Court, because Block failed to state her case for the recall under oath. A second recall attempt was withdrawn because of scheduling conflicts.
Story tags » County executiveLocal

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

loading...