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Posted: Thursday, 13 February 2014 1:10PM

Benton Harbor Mayor James Hightower Ready To Campaign In Recall Vote



The Mayor of Benton Harbor says he's "not stepping down, but stepping up" to the challenge of a recall election.

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Speaking Thursday on the steps of City Hall. He addressed the recall election he'll face May 6. Hightower says the backers of the recall aren't even City residents and they are fighting recent progress made by the City of Benton Harbor.

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402 valid petition signatures were gathered to recall the Mayor, for voting "NO" to allow the City Income Tax to be placed on the November ballot. Not only a burden on himself, Hightower says Benton Harbor now has to hold an unbudgeted election, which will cost a minimum of $7,000.

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