A petition for a recall election for Kuna School Board Trustee Michael Law was submitted to Ada County Elections on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 by Terri Reno, who was organizing the effort along with Friends of the Kuna School District.
After first submitting 20 signatures to the county clerk for permission for a full recall petition, Reno was then required to have 38 signatures from voters in Kuna School District Zone 4, Michael Law’s zone. She had until June 5 to get the signatures and turn it in. Upon certification of the signatures by Ada County Election Office, a recall election would be held in August.
Reno said that she got the signatures in just a few days but that she wanted to gather more than needed to submit the full petition. They also decided to wait until election day to not distract from the levy vote on May 20.
According the the Friends of Kuna School District group, “At the same time, we wanted to forestall criticism that the recall would be in response to the levy results – either its passing or failing. That’s what led to our decision to submit the petition on Election Day itself, before we know the results.”
On anti-levy literature mailed to voters prior to the May 20 supplemental levy election, Michael Law cited his position as a Board member as justification for asking voters to vote no, something he did not do on the March 11 election anti-levy literature. Some have raised questions regarding a violation of Kuna School District trustee code of ethics in regards to Law’s actions during the March 11 supplemental levy vote.