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The Town Clerk on Monday determined there are enough valid signatures for the recall effort in Castle Rock’s District 1 to move forward.
The Town’s Charter allows a petition to be circulated in attempt to recall a Town Councilmember within a certain timeframe. A group of petitioners has done so in an effort to recall District 1 Councilmember and Mayor Paul Donahue.
The petitioners needed a minimum of 147 valid signatures; the Town Clerk has validated 242 signatures. The required number of signatures is defined in State Statute and Town Charter as 25 percent of the number of votes cast within the district the last time a Councilmember from that district was elected.
Next, there is a protest period in which a registered Castle Rock voter could dispute the petition. The protest period ends on April 21. After April 21 and absent a successful protest of the petition, Town Council will address the timing of the election. The Town will continue to update the community throughout this process.
It’s important to note Donahue will continue to serve in office while this process takes place.
Donahue was first elected in 2008, and most recently elected in 2012. His term will expire in November, and he is term-limited.
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