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Chelan County judge to review recall petition filed against Mayor Condon

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

The future of Spokane Mayor David Condon could rest in the hands of a Chelan County judge.

Judge T.W. “Chip” Small will decide whether a proposal to recall Mayor Condon can move forward.

Judge Small was involved in the successful recall of former Spokane Mayor Jim West in 2005.

The Spokane County Elections Office confirmed earlier this month that a petition had been filed to recall Mayor Condon.

State law requires that a Superior Court judge determine if the allegations made in a recall petition constitutes any wrongful doing, violation of other laws, or if Mayor Condon violated his oath in office.

The petition reportedly involves the controversy surrounding the firing of former Police Chief Frank Straub and that Mayor Condon did not submit the filings for Police Chief Craig Meidl to the City Council.

The petition requires the judge’s approval and nearly 13,000 signatures to make the ballot.

Judge Small will preside over the hearing on Sept. 12.

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