Mayor Cook's Request to Stop Recall Denied
POSTED: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 3:55pm
UPDATED: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 10:54am
EL PASO- Another set-back for El Paso Mayor John Cook as an appeals court denied his request to stop the recall election against him.
The Eighth District Court of Appeals says they're withdrawing Mayor Cook's request to have the recall election thrown out.
As we've been reporting, petition signatures have been varied and attorneys Theresa Caballero and Stuart Leeds who represent the man leading the recall campaign. Pastor Tom Brown, say they are not surprised Mayor Cook's appeal has been shot down.
"Since you knew in advance that a recall election would be the likelihood result of you overturning the will of the people, the cost of this recall election is now on your back. The cost of the recall elections will be enormous," says Tom Brown.
The recall election could cost anywhere from $300,000- $900,000. As of now, the recall election for Mayor Cook along with City Representatives Susie Byrd and Steve Ortega will take place as early as May.