The recall election to oust Kuna School Board Trustee Michael Law failed to gather enough votes from Canyon and Ada County residents within school zone 4 at Tuesday’s election. The recall was petitioned and called for by voters who felt that Law’s campaigning efforts against the school levy that first failed in March by less than 100 votes and then passed in May by 262 votes violated the school board code of ethics. The May election was twice the average turnout for a May election.
School board chairman Carl Ericson declined to pursue any investigation into the matter at the time.
Law survived the recall vote 165 to 65. The May 2013 vote that put Law on the school board only had 37 voters turn out, just 16 percent of the turnout in Tuesday’s recall election.
Michael Law told the Idaho Statesman Tuesday night, “Not only did I win, but I stomped them.”
The $104 million bond for the West Ada School District failed to get the two thirds majority required. The bond was to be used to build new schools and acquire property for expansion for the largest and fastest growing school district in the state.