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Recall election for Crandon mayor set for July 29

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CRANDON, WI (WTAQ) - Voters in Crandon will decide July 29th whether to recall their mayor.

Incumbent Rob Jaeger will run against Dennis Rosa, who filed nomination papers by Tuesday's deadline.

About 200 people signed petitions to force the recall vote -- but the City Council didn't want to hold it originally. They voted against an election last week, but state officials said Crandon had no choice but to proceed with the vote.

They went along this week, with one alderman still voting no.

Recall organizers have accused the mayor of trying to fire certain city employees, going around committees, and not letting people speak at public meetings.

City Clerk Cindy Bradley says it's a new concept for Crandon, partially because the mayor's term was recently lengthened from 2 years to 4.

State law requires elected officials to serve at least one year before being eligible for recall. That means those serving two-year terms would be up for election anyway, almost in the amount of time it might take to complete a recall petition and voting process.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)