Thursday, October 8, 2009

Family Affair

Flint voters aren't shy about recalling mayors, but what about board of education members?

Melissa Burden of The Flint Journal reports:
The Genesee County Election Commission today approved recall petition language for six Flint Board of Education members...Genesee County Elections Director Doreen Fulcher said [board member David] Davenport has 180 days to collect 8,004 valid signatures for each board member. If he gets enough signatures (they can’t be older than 90 days when he turns them in), the recall could go to ballot.

Davenport, who was elected to the board in May and could not immediately be reached for comment, wants to recall the six members because he believes they are violating a district policy by allowing Superintendent Linda Thompson to hold her position, while her brother Bashir, sits on the board.

1 comment:

  1. Whatever happened with this? How does one get on the board anyway?


Thanks for commenting. I moderate comments, so it may take a while for your comment to appear. You might enjoy my book about Flint called "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City," a Michigan Notable Book for 2014 and a finalist for the 33rd Annual Northern California Book Award for Creative NonFiction. Filmmaker Michael Moore described Teardown as "a brilliant chronicle of the Mad Maxization of a once-great American city." More information about Teardown is available at