“Judge sets aside decision to remove Thurston Conservation District leaders”
By Amy Spegman, The Olympian:
“Eric Johnson and Richard Mankamyer were removed from the district’s board of supervisors in February following a day-long hearing before the Washington State Conservation Commission.
“Johnson and Mankamyer went to court, challenging the process the commission used to remove them and arguing Mankamyer, who was elected to the board, could only be removed via a recall, according to court documents. (Johnson was appointed to his seat by the state commission.)
“On Friday [Aug. 1], Thurston County Superior Court Judge James Dixon set aside the decision to remove them and remanded the matter back to the state commission, which could take up the matter at its next scheduled meeting in mid-September.