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Recall Election For Pacific Mayor Set For June

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File photo of people voting. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

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(CBS Seattle) — A recall election for the city’s mayor will be held in Pacific in June, KIRO TV reported. Voters will get to decide whether they want Mayor Cy Sun out of office.

According to KIRO, King County Elections officials verified enough signatures Thursday to force the recall election. The minimum number of signatures needed was 415, which represents 35 percent of all the votes cast in the November 2011 election for mayor. Citizens submitted petitions with 590 signatures.

Sun is accused of abusing his authority by directing the police department to investigate his political enemies and has failed to fill vacancies in the government. He was also arrested for interfering with a crime scene.

Sun won the mayor’s office on a write-in campaign in 2011, promising to rid the small town on the Pierce-King County line of corruption and patronage.

Ballots have to be postmarked or dropped in a ballot box by June 25 at 8 p.m. Results will be certified on July 9.

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