Pueblo Politics: Dupnik recall allowed to move forward
Oooh, an internet radio show. That’s even less prestigious than the other kind.
The Salt Lake man who wants to recall Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik can legally head a political committee to do so, said Pima County Elections Director Brad Nelson.
Last week, when the recall effort was announced, Nelson said state law was unclear on whether someone who lives outside of the county could start up a recall for a county official.
The Pima County Attorney’s office has since told Nelson that Salt Lake resident Dan Baltes, head of Americans Against Immigration Amnesty, LLC, is able to lead the recall effort. Baltes has filed the appropriate paperwork, and Nelson said he can start gathering signatures on a recall petition today.
Baltes, who also hosts an Internet talk radio show, said Dupnik’s comments angered many who said it was an inappropriate time for a law enforcement official to offer his political opinion
After filing paperwork today, Baltes is now chairman of the political committee Recall Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik. Another Salt Lake resident, Kevin Elliot, is chairman of the campaign.
Though the two are from out-of-state, only signatures from registered voters in Pima County count toward the petition requirement of 90,809 required to get the issue on the ballot. Those signatures must be turned in by May 24.