Signature gathering to recall treasurer begins

Signature gathering to recall treasurer begins

BERNALILLO COUNTY (KRQE) – The effort to recall the Bernalillo County treasurer is ready to roll.

That’s according to the man behind it, county resident George Richmond. He says he’ll start circulating petitions and gathering signatures in the next week to recall Manny Ortiz.

The county says Ortiz’s long-term investments could cost taxpayers millions. Because of the short fall, every department is now on a 5 percent budget reduction.

To get the recall measure on the November ballot, the petition will need 82,400 signatures by September.

Richmond says most of the gathering will be done through community groups. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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