- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) - A group hoping to unseat Klamath County Commission chairman Tom Mallams did not get enough support to trigger a recall election.

The Herald and News reports (https://bit.ly/1Sepmpw ) that Ilo Ferroggiaro and his wife, Melissa, filed the recall petition in September. They needed 3,426 signatures by Wednesday, but Ferroggiaro estimated that the group only had about 2,500 signatures by mid-day Wednesday.

The Ferroggiaros have been trying to open a medical marijuana dispensary and began their recall effort shortly after commissioners approved a ban on marijuana sales. Voters will have the option of overturning the ban in the May 2016 election.

Mallams on Wednesday vowed to continue standing up for what he believes in. He is also up for re-election in May.

Mallams was elected in 2012 and was the subject of another failed recall effort in summer 2013.


Information from: Herald and News, https://www.heraldandnews.com

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