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Crandon voters remove Mayor Rob Jaeger from office

CRANDON, WI (WTAQ) - Voters in Crandon have removed their mayor from office.

Rob Jaeger was recalled Tuesday, losing to Dennis Rosa 378-184.

Over the half the city's eligible voters had their say. Recall supporters had accused the first-term mayor of trying to fire certain city employees, working around committees, and not letting people speak at public meetings.

The City Council originally decided against a recall vote. But the state Government Accountability Board said the city had no choice, because the number of people who petitioned for it exceeded the state's minimum of 200.

City officials said it was a new experience for Crandon, after the city lengthened the mayor's term from 2 years to 4.

Recalls are generally not needed for two-year office holders, because they must serve at least one year before they can eligible for recall.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)