Benton Harbor mayor faces recall on May ballot

By: NewsCenter 16 staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 staff Email

BENTON HARBOR A Michiana mayor may not get to serve his entire term, depending on the results of a recall election. Benton Harbor Mayor James Hightower will face a recall on the May 6th ballot.

A recall petition with more than 700 signatures was filed with the Berrien County Clerk’s office last month. WSJM reports that the office verified 402 of those signatures.

The recall effort started in response to Hightower's opposition of last year's income tax campaign. It is the second recall attempt against him. Hightower successfully challenged signatures on a petition filed in July 2012. He could also challenge the most recent ruling in court.

Hightower’s term ends in 2015.


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