NAPOLEON, N.D. (Napoleon Homestead) - Local city activities chair person, Leona Kuhn of Napoleon, is chairperson of a committee seeking the recall of Napoleon City Mayor Todd Moos. Moos was elected mayor in June of 2016.
Kuhn received notice on Wed., May 10 from the ND Sec. of State Office that the petition could be circulated. Kuhn said committee members started circulating petitions last Fri., May 12.
The committee has 90 days to collect at least 85 valid signatures which is 25 percent of the 339 voters who cast a ballot at the 2016 city election. After the petitions with signatures are turned into the city auditor, signatures will need to be verified and if the collected signatures are
valid and eligible Napoleon city citizens, the Napoleon City Council will have to call a special election.
Kuhn said, “So many people are willing to sign the petition, but not willing to do so with the vindictive city council.”
Other than Kuhn, other recall committee members include Clark Roth, Theresa A. Roth, Linda L. Howard and Arlen K. Wurl.
Kuhn offered the following reasons for the recall of current Mayor Todd Moos which appear on the recall petition: “Todd Moos is incapable of serving our community without prejudice. He is aggressive and disrespectful to some of our citizens and he has lied about our citizens. He refuses to accept facts and lacks the capacity to move past the issues once addressed because of personal vendettas and misplaced agendas. He withholds public city records.”
In response to the accusations Mayor Todd Moos said he had no comment. As of last week, Kuhn said they do not have a candidate to run for mayor. However, if the recall petition is successful and a special election is called any eligible voting age citizen of Napoleon would be eligible to seek the office and have their name placed upon the ballot after filing the necessary paper work.
The last recall election in Napoleon was held February 15, 2011 when city mayor Kyle Haas and city municipal judge Andrew Dunn faced recall. Both were re-elected to serve out their terms.
Reprinted with permission from The Napoleon Homestead.
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