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Recall attempt to continue in 1 of 3 Las Cruces council seats



LAS CRUCES — A group pursuing a Las Cruces recall attempt announced it filed a key notice seeking a time extension to gather more signatures in one of three targeted city council seats.

The conservative political action committee, New Mexicans for a Better Tomorrow, said a notice was filed Wednesday in the recall attempt against City Councilor Gill Sorg in District 5.

That’s after the city clerk’s office announced last week that the group had failed to get enough valid petition signatures to trigger an election to recall Sorg, City Councilor Nathan Small in District 4 and City Councilor Olga Pedroza in District 3.

Organizers must collect 95 valid signatures within 15 days to force the recall election against Sorg, according to a NFABT news release. The city clerk will then have five business days to validate these signatures.

“Teams are already out collecting signatures in that district,” said PAC campaign manager Jeffrey Isbell. “We are still evaluating our options in the other two districts.” According to a city news release, the PAC during its first window of petition circulating collected the following number of valid signatures:

* 586 of the 949 (62 percent) that were needed to trigger a recall election for Pedroza;

* 677 of the 839 (81 percent) needed to trigger a recall election for Small;

* 996 of the 1,091 (91 percent) needed to trigger a recall election for Sorg.


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