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Group seeks recall of Shawnee Co. treasurer

December 10, 2011

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— A citizen’s committee is seeking a special election to remove Shawnee County Treasurer Larry Wilson.

The group filed a petition Friday seeking the recall election, alleging that Wilson has not performed his duties.

The district attorney will have five days to verify the petition is legal. After that, committee members would have 90 days to obtain 31,395 signatures to force a countywide vote.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Wilson has been criticized by residents and county commissioners for problems with his office. A major source of contention is long lines at the courthouse to register vehicles since Wilson in February closed his office’s motor vehicle annex.

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Steve Jacob 2 years, 7 months ago

Just wow. Topeka and Shawnee Co. had had spending cuts, and it's his fault?

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sunny 2 years, 7 months ago

lmao It's Wilsons fault there are long lines? What is wrong with people....get a life!

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somebodynew 2 years, 7 months ago

Well, if you follow more of the story than is written here, yes there is a real problem. The long lines are his fault -he closed the annex and has dragged his feet trying to get another, refused to let people work OT and refused to institute a new system that would have helped speed things up. OH, and this on top of the fact he did not reconcile the books with the bank statement until it was discovered during an audit.

Now, there was an article yesterday that some of his political friends talked about he may have some health problems which are contributing to his demise and not being able to do the job. If that is the case I feel bad for him and hope the best for him. However, even though his friends have asked him to step down (health) he refused to do so.

I think it is just a sad situation at this point.

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deec 2 years, 7 months ago

Other than the lack of appropriate auditing of the books, the rest of the concerns you mentioned are the new normal. Smaller government means less services. Less money to run needed services means longer lines and slower service. This is what decreasing government's size looks like. Get used to it; it will get worse.

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