5 things to know about effort to recall Aztec city commissioners after 2nd Amendment vote

5 things to know about effort to recall Aztec city commissioners after 2nd Amendment vote

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Some Aztec residents hope to recall Mayor Victor Snover and Commissioner Rosalyn Fry following their votes against a Second Amendment Preservation City resolution. (Photo: Hannah Grover/The Daily Times) FARMINGTON — An effort to recall Commissioners Rosalyn Fry and Mark Lewis as well as Mayor Victor Snover has begun in Aztec after the trio voted against a Second Amendment Preservation City resolution . “I don’t believe that they’re actually representing the people,” said Diane Hathcock, who has volunteered to circulate recall petitions. She said after attending recent commission meetings regarding state firearm legislation that she felt that the three commissioners had their own agenda. 1. District court decision needed before petitions are circulated The state statute allows recall petitions to be circulated only after a district court judge finds that the elected official has violated the oath of office or acted in malfeasance or misfeasance. Recall petitions must be signed by at least 20 percent of the average number of voters who cast ballots in the past four regular municipal elections. Those signatures must come from people who are registered voters and live inside Aztec city limits. Aztec Commissioner Mark Lewis leaves the commission chambers, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, after police shut down the meeting. (Photo: Hannah Grover/The Daily Times) If enough signatures are gathered, the San Juan County Clerk’s office would oversee a special mail ballot election. County Clerk Tanya Shelby explained that recent changes to election law require all special elections to be by mail-in ballot. That means […]

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