Mayor to challenge recall, “malcontents”Written by Toledo Free Press Staff Writers | | email@example.com
April 20, Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner released the following statement after receiving a recall notice from City Council Clerk Gerald Dendinger:
” Mr. Dendinger, Clerk of Council, has acted contrary to the evidence that my attorney presented to him this morning. There are not enough valid signatures. The evidence is voluminous. (See attached documents)
“Of course, I do not intend to resign. We will contest the validity of a significant number of signatures, as more than half of the signatures have already proven to be false or invalid.
“Lastly, the day I turn Toledo over to a group of self-interested malcontents from outside of Toledo, will be a cold day in a warm place.”
Take Back Toledo organizer Brian Schwartz said while he had “been called worse than a malcontent by the mayor to my face,” no comment on the challenge would be available until Take Back Toledo’s organizers met April 21.