A recall petition has been filed against District 2 Dawes County Commissioner Vic Rivera.
Petitioner Taylor Wohlers of rural Crawford says Rivera should be removed from office for “mismanagement of operations of District 2, interfering with relationships with present and past employees, and dereliction of duties.
Rivera, who was uncontested in the general election last year for a third term after defeating Travis Nitsch in the Republican primary, has until August 3rd to resign or submit a statement in his defense.
If Rivera chooses to fight the recall, Dawes County Clerk Cheryl Feist will have 5 days to prepare recall petitions with both the accusations from Wohlers and Rivera’s defense.
Wohlers will then have 30 days to gather the signatures of at least 207 registered voters in County Commissioner District 2. That’s 35% of the total Rivera received last November.
If Wohlers turns in his petitions, Feist will have 15 days to verify at least 207 of the signatures are from registered voters in District 2.
IF there are enough signatures, the county commissioners will set a recall election for no more than 21 days later. The county will be responsible for the costs of the election.