Certain registered voters should by now have received their ballots for the recall decision on State Representative Paul Holvey. It bears repeating that recall elections are meant to address serious criminal offenses by the elected official. Policy disagreements and other disputes not meeting that standard are to be addressed during the next regular election.
Please note that the rationale given to vote yes on recalling Rep. Holvey makes no mention of any crimes he is alleged to have committed. Instead, we are given a list of grievances about policy actions which he should or should not have taken. Using taxpayer money (a lot) to hold a recall election for such reasons is appallingly inappropriate.
Regardless of how you feel about Mr. Holvey, please do not reward those who waste our money by voting to recall him. Vote him out during the next regular election if you wish — that’s what elections are for — but send a message right now that manipulating our electoral system to settle private scores won’t be tolerated. Vote “no” to recall Paul Holvey.