Recall election will be held April 12 for two Banks Fire District board members

Voters in Banks Fire District 13 will soon receive a ballot asking if Banks Fire District board members Mark Schmidlin and Ed Ewing should be removed from their positions, the Washington County Elections Division said.

On Tuesday, April 12, a recall election will be held to determine if Board Chair Mark Schmidlin and Ewing will keep their seats following allegations that Banks Fire Chief Rodney Linz sexually harassed a minor, among a number of other allegations against the chief.

The news was first reported by the Washington County News-Times, who reported that chief petitioner and Banks resident Jacoba Kemper said that Schmidlin and Ewing failed to follow the fire board’s policies by refusing to initiate investigations into complaints of harassment in a . . .

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