Process To Recall Lawrence Mayor Has Begun

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) – Lawrence city officials have begun a process to possibly recall Mayor William Lantigua.
Members of the Board of Registrars confirmed Thursday that 153 of the 175 signatures gathered by Its Your Right committee to recall the mayor came from currently registered city voters.
Now, members of It’s Your Right need to get at least 5,232 signatures before Aug. 8 to get a recall question on the ballot. That number represents 15 percent of voters registered in the city at the time of his 2009 election.
The state’s first elected Latino mayor has come under fire for his relationship with Lawrence club owners and allegations of corruption which he has denied.
Lantigua has not commented on the recall.

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