Take Back Toledo: Recall will stay on ballotWritten by Michael Miller | Editor in Chief Emeritus | firstname.lastname@example.org
Take Back Toledo organizer Thomas Schlachter said, “There is no discussion” or inclination for the group to ask to have its mayoral recall initiative removed from the November ballot.
“It would be a slap in the face to the people who worked so hard to get it on the ballot to remove it now,” he said during a July 15 telephone interview.
Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner, the subject of the recall, announced July 13 he would not seek a fourth term as mayor.
Schlachter was responding to a July 13 Toledo Free Press story, in which Brian Wilson, WSPD program director and a leader of the Take Back Toledo recall effort, said the group could pull the mayoral recall issue off the November ballot.
“I suppose anything is possible in that regard,” he said, “although I would vote against it until waaaaay past the 7/17 deadline.”
Wilson said the group was to meet July 14, but Schlachter said that meeting was postponed for one week.
“I speak for myself, [Clear Channel General Manager] Andy Stuart, [Developer] Brian MacMahon and [Wilson] in saying there is absolutely no consideration of removing the recall from the ballot,” Schlachter said.