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Shasta recall petition of Supervisor Moty found sufficient

The Shasta County Registrar of Voters has found the recall effort of Supervisor Leonard Moty as sufficient.

Posted: Oct 21, 2021 11:42 AM
Updated: Oct 21, 2021 2:07 PM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - The Shasta County Registrar of Voters has announced the completion of the recall petition for the supervisor of District 2, according to Cathy Darling Allen from the Shasta County Registrar of Voters.

The petition has been found sufficient and will cause a recall election for Supervisor Leonard Moty.

Out of 6,032 signatures, 4,476 were determined to be valid, surpassing the minimum 4,308 signatures required in order to cause a recall election.

The Certificate of Sufficienty will be presented at the next Board of Supervisors meeting on Nov. 2. At this meeting, supervisors will issue an order of election.

RELATED: Recall Shasta submits signatures to recall Shasta County Supervisor Leonard Moty

Supervisors have the authority to make the final decision about the election within legal requirements but the registrar of voters will be making recommendations.

The first recommendation will be an election date for Feb. 8, 2022, and another recommendation for a signature in lieu of the filing fee period and candidate filing period of Nov. 3 to Nov. 17.

Candidates who are interested in running for supervisor of District 2 must be a voter within the current boundaries of District 2.

The recall question must receive more than 50% of the votes cast, according to the Registrar of Voters.

The current redistricting process does not affect this election.

The desk of Supervisor Moty provided the following statement to Action News Now:

"Shasta County Residents,

I took an oath as a Redding Police Officer 44 years ago, swearing to faithfully serve my community and to protect and defend the Constitutions of both the United States and California. When I became Police Chief, I renewed that oath. In 2008 I was honored to take the Oath of Office as a Shasta County Supervisor. I have taken that oath upon each of my re-elections, most recently just last year.

Six times since 1977 I have sworn an oath to the people of Redding and Shasta County. As a lifelong resident, no one loves this County more. I will not today or any day, turn it over to chaos, bullying, and lies.

I hold a deep respect for the voters of my District and across the County who are angry and tired of the realities we have faced these past two years. I am also angry and tired of these realities! We have dealt with some of the harshest circumstances God and man can throw at us.

Through all of this, I have worked to move our County forward, even as others have sought to tear it apart. I will say here and now: I refuse to allow personal attacks on myself, my family, dedicated County workers, and our courageous citizens, by those who would halt our progress and recovery.

So, while I respect everyone’s right to a voice in our political process, I will spend these next few months telling the truth about my service, my record as a conservative leader and the progress we are making in Shasta County. These people have cast a dark shadow over our community by spreading lies and misinformation to divide and tear us apart. They have threatened, bullied, and even assaulted members of our community. Shasta County is better than this and I will continue to stand up for you. I ask that you “Stand with Me”.

Thank You and I look forward to speaking with all of you soon.

- Supervisor Leonard Moty"

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