Supervisor Garmin Wears “Recall Kevin Crye” T-Shirt To County Budget Meeting

Shasta County District 2 Supervisor Tim Garmin is throwing his support behind the effort to recall District One Supervisor Kevin Crye. Garmin, who took office when voters chose him to replace the recalled Leonard Moty last year, appeared at the county budget hearings wearing a “Recall Kevin Crye” T-shirt. Those budget hearings, which concluded Wednesday with the adoption of a $665 Million spending plan, were complicated by efforts to fund a hand-count election process, the cost of which nobody can really predict. One thing that prompted Garmin to support the recall of his fellow supervisor is when Crye and Chair Patrick Jones interrogated County Clerk and Registrar of Voters Cathy Darling-Allen about her job-related travel expenses and her estimates of the costly hand-count. The recall group, Shasta County Citizens for Stable Governance, cites a series of decisions, including the canceling of the Dominion Voting Systems contract and Crye’s county-funded trip to Minnesota to meet with “My Pillow” founder Mike Lindell. 4,151 signatures will be needed to get the recall on a ballot. The Shasta County Republican Central Committee has declared it’s support for Crye, saying they strongly oppose his recall. Republicans warn that a new state law gives the Governor the power to appoint an interim replacement until the primary election in March. However the recall group, many of whom are Republicans, has urged the Governor to stay out of the process and leave the seat vacant until a replacement can be chosen by voters.