- Associated Press - Thursday, October 20, 2016

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) - A group of Las Vegas citizens are seeking to recall the city’s first elected female mayor over allegations of broken campaign promises and refusal to protect animals.

The Las Vegas Optic reports (https://goo.gl/F3KgDX) a group led by a former campaign volunteer of Las Vegas Mayor Tonita Gurule-Giron is gathering signatures to force a recall election.

Manuel “Manny” Martinez says Gurule-Giron also is responsible for losing more than $4 million from stopped water projects and for terminating employees without providing explanations.

Gurule-Giron says the recall campaign is self-serving and not in the city’s best interest.

She beat out former city councilor Joseph “Joey” Herrera in a runoff election in April by 20 votes.

The recall petition needs to be signed by at least 25 percent of those who voted in the March regular city election.

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Information from: Las Vegas Optic, https://www.lasvegasoptic.com

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