November 6, 2009 Volume 110 Number 21

Recall votes held in Clatsop County

Clatsop County Commissioner Jeff Hazen survived an Oct. 27 recall vote 1,250 to 978. A second commissioner, Ann Samuelson, lost by a count of 1,013 to 1,009. The four-vote difference triggers an automatic recount.

Clatsop County has 20 days to certify the vote and will then conduct a recount by hand Nov. 10.

The recall campaign was launched against the commissioners because they support a union-built $650 million liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal proposed at Bradwood Landing, site of a shuttered lumber mill 20 miles east of Astoria on the Columbia River.

The Columbia Pacific Building and Construction Trades Council and the Oregon AFL-CIO support the project. Several unions helped the commissioners fight the recall.

A third commissioner and LNG supporter Patricia Roberts is facing a recall vote later this year.

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