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Vote to recall Huna mayor appears to have failed

Vote to recall Huna mayor appears to have failed
City of Huna on May 2, 2019 (Photo by David Purdy/KTOO)

A vote on whether to recall Hunnah Mayor Gerald Byers failed yesterday.

The results of the recall election – 110 votes in favor and 172 votes against – still need to be approved by the City Council. The city clerk said that could happen on February 7th.

The basis for the recall was claims that Byers had used an anti-Black slur against a city employee and harassed two Alaska Natives during a city council meeting.

in one Interview with KINY in SeptemberElijah Shackley said that Byers twice directed racist language at him while he was at work.

a statement of buyers cited the Bible printed on the ballot paper but did not deny or acknowledge the truth of the allegations.

“This recall is not about the allegations in any way,” the statement read. “This is about individuals and special interest groups trying to run and divide our country.”

there was a recall petition Approved by Huna City Clerk Jennifer Bidiman in Sept.

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