Likely Recall Washington Area Mayor Who Jeopardized City’s Insurance

June 27, 2013

Votes counted from Tuesday’s special election show that Cy Sun, a Washington area mayor, will be recalled on July 9 when the election is certified, likely removing from office a man who many blamed for endangering the insurance coverage for his city.

Two thirds of the votes already counted favor removing the mayor of Pacific, the Seattle Times reported.

The recall asked voters whether he should be removed from office because Sun used police as a personal investigation squad and he jeopardized the town’s insurance by not filling department-head vacancies.

During his 1-months tenure, Sun forced three police chiefs and other department heads out of office, and was arrested while trying to enter the city clerk’s office. The turmoil led to some $11 million in lawsuits against the town, which has an annual budget of $15 million, according to the Times.

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