Recall petition against Price declared invalid

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Updated: 7/15/2013 11:52 pm
After City Councilman Victor Hernandez had a successful recall petition brought against him in June, another city councilman found himself in the exact same situation this month. 

Gordon Harris brought a recall petition against District 2 Councilman Floyd Price.

Harris had until Monday at 5 p.m. to file the petition with the city secretary. 

According to a news release the Office of the City Secretary declared the recall petition to be invalid because affidavits required by the City of Lubbock Charter were not filed with the petition. 

According to the City of Lubbock Charter, Chapter 1, Article 4, Section II - "Officers Subject to Recall" states that to each petition,
"there shall be attached an affidavit, of the curculator thereof, stating the number of signers to such part of the petition and that each signature to the same is genuine, was made in his presence, and is that of the person whose name it purports to be." 

In the petition Harris accused Price of doing nothing for the community. 

To get a recall election, Harris needed to gather 509 valid signatures from voters in district 2 and ten percent of them must have voted for Price in the 2008 runoff election. 

Price said if the petition was successful, he will not resign. 

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Liberty Seeker - 7/15/2013 10:30 PM
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Although the petition is invalid, I wonder how many signatures were gathered.
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