LAKESIDE — A petition has been filed with Coos County Clerk Terri Turi's office to recall Lakeside Rural Fire Protection District director Ralph Dotson from office.

Firefighter Stacy Dunn is the chief petitioner.

In her July 8 letter to Dotson, Turi said 144 signatures were required, her office accepted 171 and 29 signatures were rejected.

He then had five days to submit a resignation letter or a statement of justification of why he should remain in office.

Dotson has refused to step down.

"Should a statement of justification be filed, a recall election will be held within 35 days after the resignation period has expired — which I expect to be Aug. 16, 2016," Turi wrote.

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