CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4)– The recall petition for the mayor of Castle Rock will continue after eight protests against the recall were denied. The Castle Rock Town Council must set a recall election according to the town’s charter.

A group obtained the required number of signatures to petition the recall of Castle Rock Mayor Paul Donahue.

Eight protests were filed to challenge the validity of the petition but Independent Hearing Officer Karen Goldman issued her decision on Monday and stated she found, “no credible evidence of petition failure as part of any of the protests.”

As a result of her decision, the Town Council will discuss the date of the recall election during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

Donahue will continue to serve in office during the recall process. Donahue was first elected in 2008 and most recently in 2012. His term will expire in November and he is term limited.


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