Signatures OK’d for possible Cripple Creek-Victor recall election over alleged sunshine law violations

The Gazette (Colorado Springs): A group dissatisfied with how three Cripple Creek-Victor School District RE-1 board members are doing their jobs has succeeded in collecting 400 signatures per incumbent to trigger a recall election.

The Teller County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has verified that the signatures of active registered voters the recall committee submitted were sufficient to move the process to the next step, said Stephanie Kees, Teller County’s chief deputy clerk.

Board President Tim Braun, Treasurer Dennis Jones and Secretary Tonya Martin have until May 2 to protest to Teller County Clerk Krystal Brown, the designated election official.

The three board members are being targeted for what petitioners claim are “multiple violations of Colorado state statutes, school board policies and resolutions, Sunshine laws and the Colorado Open Records Act,” according to Patty Waddle, a former district employee who’s leading the effort.

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