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Big Spring City Council votes unanimously to recall seat of Mayor Shannon Thomason

Councilman Doug Hartman was absent from Thursday's council meeting.

BIG SPRING, Texas — The Big Spring City Council voted unanimously to recall the seat of Mayor Shannon Thomason at their meeting on Thursday, with the vote of absent Councilman Doug Hartman not cast.

Big Spring voters will decide on election day whether they would like Thomason to remain in his seat in November.

#BREAKING: Big Spring council vote to recall mayor Shannon Thomason’s seat. Here’s what we know. https://www.newswest9.com/mobile/article/news/local/big-spring-mayor-recall/513-d193375e-3015-4675-a947-671a0d2183fc

Posted by NewsWest 9 on Thursday, August 13, 2020

Thomason has questioned the legality of the petition that forced the recall vote. 

If the mayor's assertions are correct and the petition is found to be invalid, the recall election would likely suffer the same fate.