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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Detroit News: Group forms PAC to recall Troy mayor

Daniels Recall Campaign Gathers Steam
From the Detroit News:
FEBRUARY 10, 2012 AT 5:22 PM
Group forms PAC to recall Troy mayor
Website alleges she hurt business, failed to take oath to city
Troy— A grass-roots group has formed a political action committee to raise funds for a planned recall effort against Mayor Janice Daniels.
The organization Recall Janice Daniels filed its committee paperwork Wednesday with the Oakland County Clerk's Office.
Matthew Binkowski, who is listed as treasurer, declined comment when reached by The Detroit News late Thursday.
But a website created for the PAC explains, "In light of widespread clamour for a recall of Troy Mayor Janice Daniels, a few concerned citizens got together and decided to mount the effort."
The website, lists reasons for the initiative, including allegations that Daniels refused to swear an oath to the city charter, that she's hampered city business and tried to derail the Troy Transit Center project. It also notes her use of a gay slur on Facebook before she took office.
Daniels said Thursday she doesn't want to become distracted by political opponents. "I'm focused on the business of keeping our taxes low, our community business- and consumer-friendly, and our citizens fully informed on the legislative activities of our city government," she said.
Daniels was elected in November on a tea party platform.
Joe Rozell, Oakland County's director of elections, said the PAC filing lets the group start raising and spending funds. A recall petition hasn't been filed yet. Rozell said recall language could be submitted at any time for a clarity hearing with the county's Elections Commission.
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1 comment:

  1. Words are cheap, Janice Daniels, so now she wants to work with city government and businesses after trash-talking them?

    “You don't lead by hitting people over the head-that's assault, not leadership.”
    Dwight David Eisenhower quote

    Between keeping Mr. Szerlag as our city manager (who has streamlined our city operations and qualifed our city for Best Practices) who works quietly and competently every day and Janice Daniels who has said publicly "I have no confidence in you, Mr. Szerlag" and is a walking PR disaster, I know who'd I keep.