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Ron LittlefieldChattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield
Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield is again staring down recall efforts after the Tennessee Court of Appeals tossed out a lawsuit last week challenging the number of signatures on 2010 recall petitions, reports the TFP. The appeals court found a local circuit court shouldn’t have stopped Hamilton County election commissioners from trying to certify the petitions.
Jubilant Jim Folkner, who is seeking to occupy the empty Red Bank city manager’s office, and a leader in the recall effort, expressed glee in the daily, saying the election commission will have to certify the recall and set an election. “At this point,” Folkner said, “Mr. Littlefield is a recalled mayor.”
Not so fast, Jim. While the commission can ratify the results and a recall election could be held in the spring of 2012 the issue will likely again end up in court.
Though DizzyTown is no fan of Littlefield, whose term runs through 2013, we’re not fond of the Tea Party zealots who fueled the recall effort either. Although a recall would add even more spice to the upcoming election season, the list of potential candidates who surfaced in the wake of the initial recall effort is uninspiring.
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