Recall Election Set for Wayne County Commissioner

wayne-county-recallWayne County commissioners in northeast Nebraska have set a May date for a recall election that targets one of their own.

The vote is scheduled for May 14 on District 1 Commissioner Kelvin Wurdeman.

The recall affidavit cites Wurdeman’s conviction after pleading no contest to charges that he stole a truckload of publicly owned scrap metal. He was fined $1,000.

This is the second recall effort against Wurdeman. The first accused Wurdeman of removing dirt from a landowner’s field without permission and using it for a nearby road problem. He denied the allegation.

A Wayne County judge ordered election officials to abandon the first recall effort because the petition paperwork used to gather signatures was flawed.