GLENWOOD CITY — The recall election is all set for Tuesday, December 17 at which time the mayor and two members of the city council will face the recall.
Because only one candidate filed against each of the incumbents, the need for a primary is not necessary and the winners of the December 17th election will take seats on the city council.
Mayor John Larson is being challenged by Ken Peterson in this recall election, with Chris Schone facing incumbent City Council member Dave Graese, and Barbara Standaert is challenging incumbent Nancy Hover.
Back on September 20th a group calling themselves “Glenwood City Citizens for Legal and Ethical Representation” filed statements of intent to circulate recall petitions against Mayor Larson and council members Hover and Graese.
On October ninth, the group presented the signed petitions to city clerk/treasurer Sharon Rosenow. Rosenow later certified that over one hundred people had signed those petitions against the three members of the city council and the recall election was set for December 17th. It was required that at least 83 qualified electors from the City of Glenwood City sign the petition to force the recall election.
These three seats on the City Council along with the seat now held by Scott Schone will be up for election again in less than four months with the City’s General Election held the first Tuesday of April of each year. Each year half of the six members of the city council face the election cycle.
Besides Scott Schone, other members of the city council are Terry Klinger, Ben DeGross and Crystal Booth.