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Group Takes First Step In Attempt To Oust Lawrence Mayor Lantigua

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William Lantigua (credit: William Lantigua For Mayor on Facebook)

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LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A group seeking to oust embattled Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua from office plans to take the first step in a recall process.

Organizers of the group tell the Eagle Tribune of Lawrence they will submit 150 signatures to the city clerk on Thursday. If at least 100 of the signatures are certified as authentic, the group will then have 30 days to collect another 5,232 signatures to force a recall election.

Lantigua took office last year as the state’s first elected Latino mayor. But he is reportedly the target of a corruption
investigation and a probe into his fundraising.
He declined comment on the recall effort, but in the past has remained defiant in the face of his critics.
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Information from: The Eagle-Tribune

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