Manny Ortiz appeals recall petition

Manny Ortiz appeals recall petition

BERNALILLO COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Bernalillo County Treasurer Manny Ortiz is going all the way to the state supreme court, to try and keep a recall petition from making it onto the ballot.

Ortiz is accused of mishandling finances leaving the county nearly $23 million in the hole.

The loss has forced every county department to make cuts.

Last month a judge ruled that there is enough evidence for Ortiz’s critics to move forward with a recall attempt.

Resident George Richmond is leading the charge to try and get the recall measure on the November ballot.

Ortiz denies he did anything wrong. 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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