- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Petitioners have submitted about 2,500 signatures to kick off a potential recall election of Bismarck’s mayor.

The petition against Mayor Mike Seminary came after critics accused him of welcoming pipeline protesters to Bismarck. Seminary has said he is not sympathetic to violent Dakota Access pipeline protesters.

The Bismarck Tribune (https://bit.ly/2pziAB6) reports the recall petition signatures were submitted Tuesday. City Administrator Keith Hunke has to confirm whether enough of the signers live within Bismarck city limits and are of legal voting age. He has 30 days to complete the process.

If enough signatures are valid, Hunke must call an election within 95 to 105 days. That likely would put the special election in late August.

Seminary ran unopposed for mayor in 2014. His seat is up for re-election in June 2018.


Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com



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