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Gonzales recall breaks halfway mark

9 months ago Thursday, June 26, 2014 4:03:39 PM CDT June 26, 2014 Thursday, June 26 2014 Jun 26, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ

GONZALES - The effort to recall two Gonzales city councilmen passed the halfway mark recently as supporters continue to search for signatures.

The Save Gonzales campaign needs 2,145 signatures to trigger a recall election for both Gary Lacombe and Timothy Vessel. The group started going door to door early in the drive, and now makes stops in neighborhoods every Wednesday night and over the weekend.

"We're not necessarily building momentum, we're staying at a steady pace, the numbers are good, we're well ahead of where we expected to be, we're doing really well with it," said Michael Dick, an organizer for the campaign.

Some people, though, aren't ready to put their name in ink.

"Of course I did not, because I wasn't educated enough as to why they wanted to recall these people," said Sandra Perry, who was asked to sign the petition.

The organizers of the petition said their concerns stem from recent efforts by Lacombe and Vessel to slash public safety funding in order to pay for a surface road study.

Campaign supporters think once people learn the facts that getting signatures will be easy, the hard part is finding people at home.

"People are wanting to sign it, like I said, once they're informed, they get enough information, they sign it right away," said Dick.

For more information on the campaign visit SaveGonzales.com.

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