Harris relaunches recall effort against Price

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Updated: 7/17/2013 4:31 am

The effort to recall District 2 Councilman Floyd Price is back on.

Gordon Harris, the man behind the original petition, filed a second one Tuesday morning.

The original petition was deemed invalid Monday afternoon, after Harris failed to sign an affidavit saying he witnessed the signatures.

Harris must get a total of 509 signatures in order for his petition to be valid. Ten percent of those voters had to have voted for Price in the 2008 run-off election.

Harris said he filed the petition because he feels Price has not done anything for economic growth in east Lubbock.

"There are no stores to buy clothing or anything over there,' Harris said. "If you look out at Milwaukee and Frankford, that's a whole different town. Can it be done? Yes. Has it been done? No."

Councilman Price said that just isn't the case. 

Price said he believes District 2 has grown substantially since he joined city council a decade ago.

"Go to MLK and Slaton Highway," Harris said, "go east Slaton highway, look at all the manufacturing jobs there. Hit MLK and travel north from the loop to 50th or 34th Street and see all the businesses that are there. Just travel down I-27 and look at the businesses, that's District 2."

Price said he welcomes the competition, should there be a recall election. He also said he has respect for Harris and all of his other constituents.

For those interested in signing the new petition, Harris is inviting those voters to go by 2611 Parkway Dr. on Saturday.

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Liberty Seeker - 7/17/2013 5:54 PM
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If Harris has copies of the old petitions, he has the addresses of the signers, and can go there to have them sign the new ones. Combine this with a table at a public place so that others can come to him, and he should have many more than the old petition in a couple of weeks.
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