Tuesday, in a special election, voters within the the Cherokee Water District were successful in recalling the board president, Robert Lovato.
The special election was held after enough petitions were collected back in November to go forward with the recall vote. Lovato was removed by a margin of 82-percent. Voters chose Larry Wayne Keleher as Lovato's successor.
According to the ballot question, citizens moved to remove Lovato after what they say was "deliberate, repeated, and willful disregard for citizens," read the recall ballot question. Lovato was allowed to put his responses to those accusations on the recall ballot.