Clerk receives recall petitions for Tom Spear

KINGMAN - Kingman City Clerk Debbie Francis reported receiving petitions for the recall of City Councilman Tom Spear from Craig Schritter at around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Schritter is the chairman of No Councilman is Above the Law. The petition was due in the City Clerk's Office by 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Francis said a quick check of the petition revealed 647 unverified signatures collected. Schritter needs 544 verified signatures for the recall to go on the ballot for a recall election in March. Francis has 15 days to verify the signatures and send them to the Mohave County Recorder's Office for further confirmation. The county has 60 days to check the signatures to ensure they are registered voters.

If the city and the county verify the petition, Spear will have a chance to write a response that would appear on the ballot along with the petitioners' statement.