Hughson: Six challengers run in recall election over Brown Act violations

Six Hughson citizens have stepped up to run for seats on the City Council in the August recall election. -db

The Turlock Journal
June 11, 2010
By Maegan Martens

At the end of the candidacy filing period on Thursday, six Hughson residents submitted their applications to fight for a seat on the City Council in the Aug. 24 recall election.

There will be two challengers for each of the three Hughson City Council seats on the recall election ballot.

The Citizens for Better City Government, a group of Hughson residents, spearheaded the recall election after three council members — Thom Crowder, Doug Humphreys and Ben Manley — were found in violation of the Brown Act, Fair Political Practices and Regulations and the Hughson Municipal Code in a December 2009 Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury finding.

Crowder, Humphreys and Manley will be on the ballot, along with the other six candidates. Voters will be able to choose to recall them or keep them in office. If recall is chosen, then voters will be able to select which of the challengers they wish to see replace each of the council members.

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