Election date set for city council president recall

Published On: Dec 27 2012 08:53:39 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 27 2012 08:25:58 PM CST
LA CROSSE, Wis. -

The date is set for the recall of La Crosse's City Council President.

District 11 Council Member Audrey Kader was recalled earlier this month through efforts of a group called the Restore La Crosse Committee. They gathered 169 signatures, 11 more than required to trigger a recall.

At Thursday's special meeting, the council approved an election date of January 29, 2013. If enough candidates file, that will serve as a primary, and the actual election will be February 26.

Kader is familiar with recall elections. She has previously survived a school board recall.

"I will be there until the end of this one," says Kader, "on one hand I know what's coming up next and on the other hand obviously I don't feel good about it."

As of today, no one has filed paperwork to run against her. The deadline to do so is January 2 before 5:00 p.m.