Recall Targets First Spokane Mayor Re-elected in Decades
SPOKANE (AP) — Paperwork has been filed to recall Spokane Mayor David Condon, who in November became the city's first mayor to win re-election in nearly four decades.
That is a span covering 10 single-term or less mayors for the city of 210,000 residents.
The recall statement was filed by David Green, an accountant, and was based on controversies that have followed the forced resignation of former Police Chief Frank Straub.
Recall proponents say Condon withheld the release of documents related to the sacking of Straub until after November's election. They also say there was a flawed investigation of former police spokeswoman Monique Cotton's complaint that Straub sexually harassed her.
Condon, a former staff member of Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, says he'll fight the recall effort.