Oro Valley recall petitions filed

Ryan Hartung delivers petitions to Oro Valley clerk

On Monday, signatures for three recall petitions were filed with the Town of Oro Valley Clerk’s Office. The petitions were submitted by the Oro Valley Citizens for Open Government Committee to recall Oro Valley Vice Mayor Lou Waters, Councilmember Joe Hornat and Councilmember Mary Snider.

The Oro Valley Clerk’s Office has 10 days in which to process the petitions and verify that the total number of signatures eligible for verification is equal to or exceeds the minimum 2,193 required signatures for each petition.

Pima County will then have 60 days in which to verify the signatures before the petition process moves forward.

The committee indicated that they have over 3,000 signatures on recall petitions for Mayor Hiremath, but want to get more before filing. The group has until June 26, 2015 to collect 2,765 signatures.

Ryan Hartung, a leader of the group when asked if most signed all four petitions, said that most everyone who signed the petitions agreed to sign all four. According to Hartung, occasionally a signer would refuse to sign the petition of a councilman with whom they were  friendly, and then signed the other petitions.

When asked, Hartung said that the group had candidates to run against the recalled council members, but refrained from identifying them. He said that until the recall is certified it is premature for anyone to declare.

Asked if he was going to run, Hartung answered yes.

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