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Englewood councilwoman survives $15,000 recall try

Author: Mark Harden - September 20, 2018 - Updated: September 20, 2018

Englewood Councilwoman Laurett Barrentine (KUSA-9news, Denver)

A special recall election that 9News says cost Englewood taxpayers $15,000 failed to remove a city councilwoman.

Unofficial results of Tuesday’s election in the Denver-area suburb showed that a proposal to recall Councilwoman Laurett Barrentine was defeated, with 734 no votes to 688 yes votes.

As Marshall Zelinger of 9News reported last month, recall advocates accused Barrentine “of being a bully, obstructionist and unprofessional — accusations that she denies.”

She refuted allegations that she threatened the Englewood city manager and said she was just doing her job.

The recall effort was backed by two former Englewood mayors, Randy Penn and Jim Woodward.

> CLICK HERE for background on the recall attempt from 9News.

Mark Harden

Mark Harden

Mark Harden is managing editor of Colorado Politics. He previously was news director at the Denver Business Journal; city editor, online news editor, state editor, national editor and popular music critic at The Denver Post; and an editor and reporter at newspapers in the Seattle area and San Francisco.