Recall petition against Harney County official validated

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016 2:27 am         

A recall petition against a Harney County official has gathered enough signatures to force him to resign or face a recall election.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that the Oregon Secretary of State's Office notified Judge Steve Grasty Thursday in a letter that the petition had been validated. He has until Tuesday to resign or submit a "statement of justification" that would appear on the recall election ballot.

Grasty, who acts as chairman of the county commission, says he won't step down.

A recall election will be held by June 28.