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City of Crandon going through mayoral recall election

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CRANDON (WAOW) - Some people in a Northwoods city want their mayor out of office. The city of Crandon is holding a recall election later this month targeting Mayor Rob Jaeger.

"This can't be happening to us,” said city councilman Larry Berg. “I don't think it's ever happened here before."

Council members for the city of Crandon say the recall is the talk of the town.

"It's quite a coffee shop conversation almost every morning," said Berg.

Opponents say the recall is because of political differences. Those against him needed 152 signatures for the recall, and they got 210. But, the council failed to move the recall forward with a four-to-four vote.

"I didn't think the mayor did anything grievous enough,” said Berg. “I like the mayor, but the votes were there."

The council later voted again. This time, Berg switched his vote.

"Just to abide by the law that was the whole premise of another vote," said Berg.

Newsline 9 tried reaching out to the mayor to get his side of the story, but he did not return our calls.

Businessman Dennis Rosa from Crandon is running against the mayor.

"Citizens were telling me how things weren't going good in the city of Crandon,” said Rosa. “Mainly because of the mayor."

He says he wants to solve what he thinks are problems in the city.

"A lot of people I trusted wanted me to and I just want to help the city of Crandon," said Rosa.

We also tried reaching out to Larry Alsteen, who initiated the petition, but he did not return our calls. The recall election is July 29.
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