LANSING, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – When the Michigan Board of State Canvassers meets on Wednesday morning to go over an ordinary list of agenda items, it will also consider whether a recall petition against Kalamazoo County Treasurer Thomas Whitener will be approved.
The move comes amid a host of problems between the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners and Whitener’s office.
Former Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners chairman Mike Quinn called on Whitener to resign in December. He cited millions of dollars not being invested along with a backlog of processing receipts. In addition, investment reports had not been presented to the board.
Commissioners have scrutinized Whitener’s office for its lack of experience. Whitener, a Democrat, won’t step down from the job.
In January, Kalamazoo County’s former deputy treasurer Michael Budram resigned from the Treasurer’s Office amid the financial problems within the office.
The Michigan Board of Canvassers will meet at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Delta Charter Township Hall, 7710 W. Saginaw Highway in Lansing.