The three-member Committee to Recall Melinda Myers announced Tuesday that volunteers have gathered 816 signatures within the time period prescribed by law, 200 more than needed to move forward and set a date for the county clerk’s recall election.
Committee members Steve Carlson, John Baker and Pat Jenkins supervised more than 10 volunteers who fanned out across rural Saguache County for two months to find signers for the petitions.
“All along I was very confident that the estimated numbers we needed were there,” former commissioner’s candidate Steve Carlson said. “It seemed like a huge task to get this accomplished in the time we had, so I’m proud, happy and thankful for all petition gatherers.” Carlson himself was able to collect signatures for a good number of petitions and several other volunteers filled out two petitions or more.
“They did a good job and every signature counts,” Carlson added. “A big thanks to all of them for a great effort.”
Last month commissioners appointed County Treasurer Connie Trujillo as the designated election official for the recall, since by law Myers is unable to act as the appointed election official in a recall involving herself. The El Paso County Clerk’s Office has agreed to conduct the recall election.
Trujillo will give the Recall Committee a receipt for the signatures, then will take the unverified signatures to El Paso County officials Friday for vetting. The signatures must be found sufficient within 10 days.
Full Article: Valley Courier Enough signatures collected to recall Myers.