Signatures Being Collected To Recall Beaver Dam Mayor

(Beaver Dam) A former Beaver Dam alderwoman is collecting signatures to recall Mayor Becky Glewen. Mary Flaherty filed a document titled “Statement of Intent To Circulate Recall Petition” with the city clerk’s office on Thursday, August 16. Flaherty has not yet commented but the paperwork lists as the reason for the recall (quote) “Insensitive to citizen/ (slash) taxpayer concerns; fiscal[ly] irresponsible/ (slash) overtaxing; Cronyism/ (slash) Covert Politics.” Glewen has not yet commented. The state elections website outlines the recall process, which requires that the circulation of a recall petition be completed in 60 days of filing. The petition must contain the signatures of qualified electors equal to at least 25-percent of the vote cast for the office of governor in the last general election held within the same district or jurisdiction as that of the officeholder. There were approximately 6000 votes cast for governor in 2014 in Beaver Dam making the threshold of signatures to force a recall around 1500 names. The officeholder has ten days after a recall petition is submitted to challenge the sufficiency of the recall petition. The Elections Commission also spells out the process for a candidate or candidates to submit nomination papers, and the possibility of a primary, should a recall petition be approved. A recall election would be held on the Tuesday of the sixth week after the petition process is formally approved.