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Second Recall Attempt Against Councilman Floyd Price Fails

Rob Snyder,

Gordon Harris’ (pictured, left) second attempt to force a recall election against District 2 Councilman Floyd Price has failed.  Lubbock City Secretary Becky Garza announced the results of Harris’ recall petition on Tuesday afternoon.

Garza said there were numerous issues that forced the petition to be declared invalid.  First, less than 400 signatures were declared valid. 509 valid signatures were needed to trigger the recall election.  Secondly, the petition did not meet the City of Lubbock’s charter requirement that 10% of the people signing a petition to recall an officeholder had to vote for the officeholder in the previous election. Harris turned in over 640 signatures, so he needed 65 valid signatures of people that had voted for Price in his last election.

Councilman Floyd Price ran unopposed for re-election in 2012, so Harris had to find people that voted in the District 2 election in 2008. Price’s current term in office expires in 2016.

After the results were announced, Harris said, “I’m not giving up hope. I will contact my attorney this afternoon and see what needs to be done as far as going forward this, and if it is like they say it is and everything shakes out the way it is I still will be running for that office.”

Harris also stated his continued opposition against Councilman Price, “I mean, the community needs this. Like I said before, and I will say it over again, he (Price) does nothing for our community. Somebody has to get it done and I am the chosen one and I am going to get it done.”

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