Michael Armstrong                                 Recall Dunleavy organizers Ann Keffer (right, in hat) and Pat Cue collect signatures at a Recall Dunleavy rally Aug. 1 at WKFL Park in Homer. At left, former Homer Rep. Paul Seaton, NP-Homer, signs a form.

Michael Armstrong Recall Dunleavy organizers Ann Keffer (right, in hat) and Pat Cue collect signatures at a Recall Dunleavy rally Aug. 1 at WKFL Park in Homer. At left, former Homer Rep. Paul Seaton, NP-Homer, signs a form.

Recall Dunleavy hits, surpasses signature target

Organizers needed 28,000 signatures to apply with the state to advance the recall effort.

In just two weeks, the Recall Dunleavy campaign has announced it has surpassed the 28,000 signatures required to apply with the state to advance the recall effort, a press release from the campaign said.

The campaign says they have collected 29,577 signatures since they launched their campaign Aug. 1.

“Recall Dunleavy’s success is rooted in Alaskans standing up for their families, friends, community members and the future of our state,” Meda DeWitt, chair of the campaign, said in the press release.

According to recall campaign organizer in Fairbanks, Aaron Welterlen, more than 8% of the registered voters in the Fairbanks North Star Borough have signed the petition.

The campaign will continue to collect signatures through the end of the Alaska State Fair, Sept. 2, to compensate for any signatures that might be disqualified.

All communities must send in or drop off their signature sheets by Aug. 28.

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