The Recall Train Continues To Roll In Calaveras!

The Recall Train Continues To Roll In Calaveras!

While the efforts to recall supervisor Gary Toffanelli have come to a close, the recall train continues to roll in Calaveras County. The divisive cannabis debate and the ban on commercial cannabis activities in Calaveras County have been central issues in all recent recall efforts. Supervisors supporting the final vote to ban in January were Toffanelli, Mills and Clapp, while supervisors Garamendi and Oliveira, voted against the ban. In early June, a group trying to recall supervisor Mills, the District 4 Supervisor, said they turned in more than 2,000 signatures, exceeding the 1,555 signatures required. If enough signatures were submitted and they are validated for an election, the election to recall or not recall Mills would be consolidated with the Nov. 6 General Election. Oliveira and Clapp are running for re-election in November. Oliveira came in second in the June Primary to former supervisor Merita Callaway, resulting in a runoff in November. Callaway had 1,776 votes to Oliveira’s 1,052. Clapp will face Benjamin Stopper in the General Election. Stopper had 879 votes to Clapps 813. An effort to recall Jack Garamendi, the District 2 Supervisor, came to an end in April when proponents turned in no signatures by the 5 P.M. April 19 deadline.

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