Recall vote for Pacific Mayor Cy Sun set for June 25

Staff writerMay 9, 2013 

Pacific City Council member Gary Hulsey, left, talks with David Messinger and Patty Lines, from right, during a protest to recall the city's mayor Cy Sun, outside City Hall in Pacific, Friday morning July 27, 2012.

JANET JENSEN — Staff photographer

A recall election for Pacific Mayor Cy Sun has been scheduled for June 25, King County officials announced Thursday.

Letters stating such were delivered Thursday to Sun and the leader of the recall effort, which gathered the required 415 signatures on the petition. The number of required signatures was 35 percent of the total votes cast for mayor during the November 2011 election. Sherril Huff, director of King County Elections, verified the signatures Thursday.

Two charges against Sun will be put before voters:

n That he tried to use the police department as his personal investigation force.

n That he jeopardized the city’s liability insurance coverage by not filling vacant department head positions.

Sun took office in January 2012 and has made waves ever since. He has fired various department heads with claims that he’s “fighting corruption.” Under his watch the city also lost insurance, which was replaced with more expensive, high-risk coverage.

Ballots will be mailed to voters 18 days before the vote. They must be postmarked by June 25 or in a ballot box by 8 p.m. Election Day to count. The results will be certified July 9.

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