One of Virginia's Mayors Against ... Guns may be recalled

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    One of Virginia's Mayors Against ... Guns may be recalled



    Need more of this around the country!

    Many of the Mayor against guns are despicable (so worthless or obnoxious as to rouse moral indignation) on many levels. Pro-RKBA folk should use every opportunity to support others in recalls of this sort, IMHO. Just as we lobby to get Pro-gun mayors elected, we can work to get anti-gun mayors recalled.


    Signatures filed to force recall vote of Portsmouth mayor | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

    Signatures filed to force recall vote of Portsmouth mayor

    By Dave Forster
    The Virginian-Pilot
    May 6, 2010
    PORTSMOUTH

    A group submitted nearly 9,000 signatures this morning to force a recall
    election of Mayor James Holley.

    If the signatures are certified in the coming weeks, Holley would face the
    possibility of being recalled by the public for the second time in his
    political career.

    Various residents have been working to oust Holley since late last summer,
    when the mayor was admonished by the City Council for using his assistant, a
    city employee, for dozens of personal tasks. The Council fined Holley $2,500
    and asked him to retire, which he said he would not do.

    Residents had to collect about 6,700 signatures from registered voters to
    force a recall election. That number comes from city code, which requires an
    amount equal to 30 percent of the voters in the most recent gubernatorial
    election to force the measure.

    Recall coordinators Robert Marcus and Dolores Knight turned in, by their
    count, 8,775 signatures today to Cynthia P. Morrison.

    The group had gathered 456 signatures during local elections Tuesday to add to
    their cushion in case some of the signatures are thrown out.

    It is practice for the Clerk of Circuit Court to send the signatures to the
    registrar for verification, a process that could take more than a week,
    especially in light of the current demand on the office from the recent
    elections.

    After the registrar's review, a Circuit judge must rule that the signatures
    are sufficient. After that ruling, Holley would have five days to resign or
    face a recall election on a date set by the judge between 30 days and 40 days
    from the date of the ruling.

    To get on the ballot to run against Holley in a recall election, a candidate
    would need to get the same number of signatures it took to force his recall,
    according to the code.

    Holley was also recalled in 1987 after he was implicated in a hate mail
    campaign. He was re-elected in 1996.

    The most recent movement was ignited by a letter that Holley's then-assistant
    wrote to her supervisor last summer complaining of mistreatment. She listed 44
    personal tasks she was asked to carry out, ranging from canceling the mayor's
    Playboy subscription to calling stores in search of wooden shoe trees.

    In a July 27 letter, the assistant wrote that the problem was compounded by
    Holley's "verbal abuse, condescending speech, and hostility."

    She said he had called her "a nobody" and said things such as, "Who are they
    gonna believe, a nobody or the Mayor."
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    That may be a tall order in that neck of the woods.
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    It amazes me that these idiots get elected in the first place. But I do relize they keep their mouth shut until after there elected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pure Kustom View Post
    It amazes me that these idiots get elected in the first place. But I do relize they keep their mouth shut until after there elected.
    This was recalled before and then reelected.

    Reminiscent of his dishonor from Washington DC -- the crack smoking beloved mayor.

    Some folk get what they deserve, but the ramifications on others are not what they deserve.
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    I am neither an attorney-at-law nor I do play one on television or on the internet. No one should assumes my opinion is legal advice.

    Veni, Vidi, Velcro

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    It's a shame someone recalled would be re-elected!
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    This guy must be getting political coaching from Marion Barry.
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    How do you get recalled and then reelected? The people in some of these places never cease to blow my mind!
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    Come on down P-town way. Then you'll understand. It is the cesspool of South Hampton Roads. Stop anywhere for a Slurpee or a Big Mac or a prescription and you will be accosted by someone in the parking lot for $. Doesn't happen anywhere else around.

    The entire city leadership is like a clown car at a second rate circus.
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    How many signatures we need for a President ? Just asking..... LOL.

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