Ishpeming City Recall

Many Michigan communities have special elections taking place tomorrow.

Eight U.P. counties have ballot issues.

Ishpeming’s long–awaited city council recall will be decided at the ballot box.

Supporters of former city police chief Jim Bjorne have been pushing the recall issue.

Bjorne was chief for more than 20 years, until he was fired last September.

The petition targets three city council members…

Elaine Racine, Claudia Demarest and Mike Tall.

Bjorne worked for the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department before becoming Ishpeming’s chief.

If his county tenure had been added to his City service time, Bjorne would have retired with a full pension last year.

In March 2011, he asked the city council for a service time transfer.

Racine, Demarest and tall voted it down.

Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on election day.

And be sure to take along a photo i–d to your polling place.

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