Some support Cy Sun as Pacific residents vote on recall

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by ELISA HAHN / KING 5 News

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Posted on June 7, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 7 at 6:34 PM

More than 2,900 ballots have been mailed in the special election to recall Pacific Mayor Cy Sun. As residents prepare to vote for or against the recall, the mayor's supporters are making themselves heard too.

"I'm going to vote ‘no recall,’” said Mike Rodwell. “Cy Sun has some good ideas. He's kind of like a bull in the china shop, he needs a little coming back, but the people against him have no plan.”

His neighbor felt the same way.

"Cy Sun knocked on every door, came around and talked to everybody,” said C.J. Wedding. “And he's doing, in my opinion, what he said he was going to do: clean up the city.”

No one we talked to in Pacific on Friday shied away from sharing how they're going to vote.

"It's been a long time coming,” said Paul Warrick, who volunteered in the recall campaign. “I've really seen the heartache of the city.”

Four ballots arrived at the Whitney home, for Michelle Whitney, her husband and two adult children.

She predicted there will not be split votes in the house.

"I don't think so. I don't think so,” said Whitney.  “I think everybody will be ready for a change.”

After a tumultuous year and a half in office, Mayor Cy Sun has said repeatedly he's happy to let voters decide if he should stay there.

But as voters put their ballots in the mail there are a lot of questions as to what would happen if the mayor was actually recalled.

"It's still not real clear,” said Leanne Guier, city council president.

Guier says the mayor pro tem is not interested in taking on the job permanently. Guier is one of two council members interested in the position, but other Pacific residents could apply for the job.

"It'll probably be an interview, a debate, and an appointment,” said Guier.

King County elections sent 2,934 ballots out for the special election. They need to be postmarked by the June 25 to be counted.

The final tally will be ratified on July 9. If Mayor Sun is recalled, it would be effective at 10 a.m. that day.

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