A Sedgwick County township trustee says she will look at all her options after voters recalled her this week.
The petition to recall Ohio Township trustee Cristine Watson said Watson moved township funds into an account that only she had access to, denying the township treasurer the ability to pay bills.
State law sets out three grounds for recall — conviction of a felony, misconduct in office and failure to perform duties.
Deputy District Attorney Ann Swegle said in a March 26 letter to Election Commissioner Bill Gale that she had reviewed four petitions seeking to recall Watson.
“It is my opinion that the fourth petition does state sufficient grounds for recall as required by law,” Swegle said.
She said the fact that Watson moved township funds “can reasonably be construed to allege misconduct in office.”
Watson called the recall bogus and said the township’s treasurer “was always capable of paying bills.”