Idaho mayor survives recall effort in Elk River

An effort in Elk River, Idaho, to recall Mayor Dave Brown was defeated on March 12, 2019, with 44 votes cast to retain the mayor and 21 votes cast to recall the mayor. According to The Lewiston Tribune, there are 81 registered voters in Elk River, meaning the recall election saw an 80.2 percent voter turnout.
 
The recall effort was initiated in February 2019 after recall supporters accused the mayor of public drunkenness, misuse of city equipment, failing to respond to public safety issues, and discouraging law enforcement presence in Elk River. Brown responded to the recall petition by saying he believed the complaints in the petition stemmed from the all-terrain vehicle fun runs the town hosts twice per year. He said he was innocent of the charges.



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