published Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Chattanooga: Recallers filing appeal to oust Mayor Littlefield

by Cliff Hightower

The group Citizens to Recall Mayor Littlefield will file an appeal of a judge’s decision to stop the recall process.

Jim Folkner, leader of the group, said the appeal will be filed at 2 p.m. today in the Hamilton County Circuit Court Clerk office. A news conference will be held immediately afterward, he said.

The group wants to reinstate an August election to oust Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield.

Citizens to Recall Mayor Littlefield was handed a defeat last month when Hamilton County Circuit Court Judge Jeff Hollingsworth ruled against the Hamilton County Election Commission, which had scheduled the recall election. The judge issued an injunction, barring the election.

Citizens to Recall Mayor Littlefield, along with Chattanooga Organized for Action and the Chattanooga Tea Party, started a petition drive almost two years ago to oust the mayor. The recall effort has been mired in court ever since.

For more information, read tomorrow’s edition of the Times Free Press.

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