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Wed Aug 17, 2016, 03:05 AM

Wheeler County judge recalled; Grant County commissioner ‘cautiously optimistic’ about own recall

Wheeler County judge recalled; Grant County commissioner ‘cautiously optimistic’ about own recall vote

SALEM — Residents of the least populous county in Oregon have voted overwhelmingly to recall their top county administrative official, while in an adjacent county a commissioner is optimistic he’ll emerge victorious from the recall election he is facing.

A total of 406 ballots were for the recall of Wheeler County Judge Patrick Perry, with 208 against, County Clerk Barb Sitton said Tuesday. There was a 65 percent return of ballots from eligible voters, she said.

Wheeler County covers 1,715 square miles in Central Oregon and has only 1,358 residents, according to the U.S. Census.

The recall had cited conflicts of interest. Perry had said the recall was “based on unfounded and vague allegations.”

Read more: http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/34697381-75/wheeler-county-voters-recall-judge-in-lopsided-balloting.html.csp

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