Mayor Cook's Appeal Denied
POSTED: Friday, October 21, 2011 - 6:30pm
UPDATED: Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 9:09am
EL PASO - Denied. That's the response Mayor John Cook got from the court of appeals which turned down his appeal to reconsider its decision to throw out petition signatures against him and two representatives Susie Byrd and Steve Ortega.
Mayor Cook claims that Pastor Tom Brown and the recall supporters collected petition signatures illegally.
The signatures call for recall election.
This all stems from the domestic partner benefits dispute.
"Hopefully we will be able to settle this in the courts. That's where it should be settled. people should not be able to illegally gather petitions, petition signatures in places of warship whether they are for profit or not for profit," Ortega said.
Mayor Cook and both representatives have been subpoenaed and will be in court again on Monday to testify.