Two Harbors mayor recalled

Two Harbors voters have decided to recall Mayor Chris Swanson. The question on the Two Harbors ballot Tuesday read, “Shall Mayor Christopher Swanson be recalled?”

Swanson has been under pressure to resign for months. A Resign or Recall Committee collected more than 500 signatures to get the recall question on Tuesday’s ballot. It passed with 86 percent of the vote.

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Some residents believe Mayor Swanson inappropriately used his office for personal and business gains.

At a June press conference in which Swanson announced his decision not to resign, he said, “I have done nothing that even closely reaches the level of malfeasance.”

Swanson was first elected in 2016 and re-elected in 2020.