Board recall petitions to circulate soon
Organizers of a recall petition targeting four seats on the Tecumseh School Board took a step on Wednesday, June 24. During a 9 a.m. meeting with the Lenawee Election Commission it was determined that wording on the petitions was clear. The meeting took place in Judge Gregg Iddings probate courtroom at the Lenawee County Courthouse. Judge Iddings, along with Lenawee County Treasurer Marilyn Woods and Lenawee County Clerk Roxann Holloway, make up the board.
“Basically we were in and out,” said the recall’s organizer, Tecumseh resident Dave Govro following the meeting. “Everything was clear and the petitions are ready to be made.” He said there would be 10 days to appeal the clarity hearing, but noted that there were no members of the school board in attendance.
Govro said that the Commission provided forms for the petitions, which would be made for each of the four board member seats. Those currently are held by Lou Englund, Dan Gunder, Karen Januszek and Kevin Packard. Petitions also must include the name of the correct township at the top, with the district serving a constituency of several townships.
Govro said that several individuals have approached him about circulating petitions and that a meeting would soon be held to coordinate the process. Petitioners will have 180 days to gather 1,695 signatures to force a recall election, or 25 percent of the voter turnout in the last gubernatorial election.