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July 10, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Reardon recall petition hearing moved to Skagit County

The recall petition filed against Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon will be heard in Skagit County, Snohomish County Judge Thomas Wynne ruled today, saying it was appropriate to move it out of Snohomish county.

Gold Bar attorney Anne Block filed the petition, accusing Reardon of breaking campaign laws by using his executive assistant and county resources for political fundraising and lobbying.

Reardon is currently under investigation by the state Public Disclosure Commission for allegedly using county cellphones and offices during his re-election campaign, an inquiry that was put on hold in February while the State Patrol looked into allegations that Reardon had misused public funds. The Island County Prosecutor’s Office last month declined to file charges against Reardon on those allegations.

If Block’s recall petition is allowed, she will have 180 days to collect 47,444 signatures, or 25 percent of the votes cast in the November election.

The hearing has not yet been scheduled.

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