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Possible mayoral recall could be rematch


SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- A possible mayoral recall election in Sheboygan could turn out to be a rematch of the 2009 race for mayor. That's when current Mayor Bob Ryan soundly defeated former a state legislator, Terry Van Akkeren.

Van Akkeran now says he plans to run against Ryan again if the recall takes place. The city clerk has to validate more than 4,700 signatures turned in by the recall group before a recall election can take place.

The Sheboygan Press (http://shebpr.es/vh77fx ) says Van Akkeren and four other challengers who have filed papers to run would have two weeks to gather 200 signatures to get their names on the ballot. Ryan has had several instances of public drunkenness. The mayor acknowledges that he's an alcoholic, but says he's recovering.


Information from: The Sheboygan Press, http://www.sheboygan-press.com

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