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Gooding Group Delivers Prospective Recall Petition Targeting School Board Trustee

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By Paul Johnson

Gooding, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - A group of people delivered the prospective petition to the Gooding County Clerk’s office that could mean a recall election for one school board member. The petition was delivered to the county clerk’s office on Monday February 10, 2014 and was released this Tuesday Morning. According to County Clerk Denise Gill, there were 23 valid names on the list while 20 signatures were required.
The group hopes to recall School Board Member David Reeves who represents the districts Zone 3. According to the petition, Reeves is “either unwilling or unable to commit to consistently attend regularly scheduled school board meetings.” The group also alleges that he “contributed greatly to the current hostile and nonproductive environment, shown disregard and disrespect to fellow board members, the public, school district staff and administrators. “
The list had 29 signatures but the clerk’s office found some discrepancy with several names such as voters not in the zone 3 trustee zone, not a registered voter or different address or no physical address.
Only 32 voters cast ballots in the last election for that particular position, the clerk said. That means 50-percent or 16 of registered voters from that zone will need to sign the official recall petition.
Having filed the prospective petition, the group now has 75 days to gather at least 16 registered voters’ signatures to require the school district to call for a recall election. There are 445 registered voters in Zone 3.
Reeves term began in July of 2011. If the group delivers a petition containing at least 16 valid signatures within 75 days, he will have five days to consider resigning. If he does not, the school district will be required to call for a recall election.


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