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Michigan Secretary of State comments on Troy decision

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Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson
Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson

LANSING (WKZO) -- Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says she's not happy about it but the state must seek legal action against the city of Troy.

In November, voters recalled Mayor Janice Daniels. State officials say that according to state law that means a special election must be held to name a replacement.  The Troy City Council, however, says that Mayor Pro Tem Dan Slater should remain in the post until next fall's regular election.

Secretary Johnson says that she's disappointed that city officials have chosen this route.  "Unfortunately, we now must seek a legal remedy to uphold state election and recall law.  Our position all along has been that state law requires an election in this situation," says Johnson.  "Troy residents have the right to choose the city's mayor in February, and the attorney general and I will see that that happens."

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