Recall election set for Trempealeau County district attorney

Trempealeau County (WXOW) -The Wisconsin Elections Commission is ordering a recall election for the Trempealeau County District Attorney.

That decision follows a valid recall petition from a group called the Recall Taavi McMahon Committee.  That group collected 3,149 signatures, 466 more than required.

The recall organizers are Osseo police officer Dan McQuillan and Osseo police chief William Prudlick.  Last May, they provided three primary reasons in their recall paperwork for the recall.  They wrote McMahon’s "demonstrated inability to effectively prosecute cases, repeatedly having cases thrown out of court due to lack of preparedness and prosecutorial misconduct found by Judge Anna Becker."

McMahon refuted those allegations and accused McQuillan and Prudlick of using misinformation to push the recall through.

The recall election is set for October 2.  If more than one candidate from a political party runs, a recall primary will happen on that date and the recall election will happen November 6.  District Attorney Taavi McMahon’s name will appear on the ballot unless he resigns by September 1.

Candidates who want to run must file papers by Tuesday, September 4.

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