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.

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