Group falls short on signatures to recall North Las Vegas mayor

Organizers of an effort to oust North Las Vegas' mayor gathered fewer than 20 percent of the signatures they needed on a recall petition.

The group gathered 406 of the 2,466 signatures required to recall Mayor Shari Buck by the Dec. 5 deadline, according to Clark County election officials.

One of the effort's leaders acknowledged in late November that they had nowhere near the number of signatures required.

"I hate to say it, but I think it's just a lack of people willing to get out and do anything," said Bob Borgersen, a North Las Vegas activist.

He and others said they decided to pursue a recall in part because they were angry about Buck's support of police and fire unions at the expense of other city services in cash-strapped North Las Vegas.

The group launched the effort in September and had 90 days to collect signatures of voters who cast ballots in Buck's 2009 race.

Buck said she didn't think much about the recall effort she called "ridiculous."

"I just really haven't worried about it," she said last month. "I've just been concentrating on working hard for the citizens and taking care of the city the best way I can."

Contact reporter Lynnette Curtis at or 702-383-0285.