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Date of Issue: June 16, 2010

Anna Maria recall effort at 117

The Recall Commissioner Stoltzfus committee in Anna Maria reported June 13 that it had 117 signatures on its recall petition.

The committee has until July 3 to obtain 204 signatures (15 percent) of the registered, qualified voters in Anna Maria to submit its petition for a recall vote on Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus.

If the committee obtains the required number, the recall petition will be sent to Manatee County Circuit Court Judge Ed Nicholas, who will set a date for the special election.

The committee obtained 218 signatures in its first petition. The committee is required by Florida statute to circulate a second petition and obtain a minimum 15 percent of the city’s 1,362 registered voters as of the Nov. 3, 2009, election.

A 200-word statement of defense by Stoltzfus accompanies the second petition.