Petition Summary and Background: Alderman Marc Rodriguez of Annapolis Ward 5 submitted his letter of resignation to Mayor Gavin Buckley on March 15th, 2020 with the effective end date of March 27th, 2020. Alderman Rodriguez, at the time of resignation, has accepted a job in Oregon and has been unresponsive to many of his constituents.
The residents of Ward 5 deserve a representative who is 100% committed to serving them and it is their right to chose that person; which is why Mayor Gavin Buckley has to call for a special election. The deadline for the Mayor to call for a special election is August 2nd, 2020. After that, the decision is left up to the central committee who will select someone for the Mayor to appoint. With all that is going on in our country, we need transparency and accountability from our government. Calling for a special election and giving the voters the right to choose is the best way forward!
Help our family members and friends in Ward 5 by signing this petition to demand the Mayor to call for a special election.
Tell Mayor Buckley that the power belongs to the voters by signing this petition today.
Action Petitioned For: I, the undersigned, am a concerned resident and/or voter of Annapolis, and I'm urging you Mayor, Gavin Buckley, to act now to call for a special election in Ward 5 to replace Alderman Marc Rodriguez. I and my neighbors have the right to choose who represents us at City Hall.