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Bridgeport Mayor Recall 6/3/2014

 Today marks the recall election for Bridgeport Mayor, Marilyn Lynn. Ballots were sent out May 16th, and those received by today will be counted. A petition to begin the recall was initiated by city resident Mike Knox in January, after allegations arose Mayor Lynn had illegally hired a city employee. Thad Duvall, Douglas County Auditor, explains the process of how a mayor recall is carried out. Washington state law requires at least 35 percent of residents to sign a petition in order to begin recall of a mayor. For Bridgeport, that meant at least 85 signatures. In April, Knox submitted a petition with over 100 signatures. Despite Mayor Lynn's attempt to appeal her recall, Douglas County Superior Court Judge Hotchkiss denied her appeal in March.

In the result of Mayor Lynn being recalled, the city council would appoint a new Mayor, and an election would be held the following year. KOZI will have the results of the election as they become available. 

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