GAB Gets Week Extension on Democratic Recalls

6/4/11 – A Dane County judge gives the Government Accountability Board a one-week extension to certify recall petitions against three Democratic state Senators. The decision by Judge John Markson gives the GAB’s Kevin Kennedy the time he wanted to allow his staff to finish work on petitions seeking the recalls of Senators Bob Wirch, Jim Holperin and Dave Hansen. Kennedy says his staff will work this weekend, expecting have all the materials to be reviewed by the next meeting next Wednesday. Recall Wirch organizer Dan Hunt – who last week called for Kennedy’s resignation – said the judge’s decision was expected, since the GAB had requested the action late last Friday. Hunt is confident the agency will certify the recall against Wirch, noting they submitted 18,300 signatures, more than enough even in the face of challenges. But asked whether he still thinks Kennedy ought to resign, Hunt said “I do.”