Gessler refuses to pay for Pueblo recall election

The Associated Press- Updated: July 31, 2013 at 9:50 am • Published: July 31, 2013 0

PUEBLO — Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler is refusing to pay for a recall election in Pueblo County.

Gessler said Tuesday his office doesn't have legal authority to reimburse or fund Pueblo County's recall election in September.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports (http://tinyurl.com/nyuxdw5 ) Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder Gilbert Ortiz sent a letter to the governor and secretary of state's office and to lawmakers asking for advance payment for the election.

State Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo, is being recalled by gun-rights supporters who say she overreached in supporting gun legislation. If voters decide to recall her, George Rivera, a former Pueblo police deputy chief and Republican, will take her place in the legislature.

___

Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, http://www.chieftain.com

Comment Policy
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
APR
18
APR
19
APR
20
APR
21
APR
22
APR
23
APR
24
APR
25
APR
26
APR
27
APR
28
APR
29
APR
30
MAY
1
Advertisement