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01/14/04 - Longview

Petition Falls Short In Ousting Longview Councilman

A petition drive to oust longtime Longview city councilman, Gaylon Butler, has fallen short. Butler had come under fire by voters in his district for his support of a new controversial Wal-Mart Supercenter located near their homes, and discrepancies in his city expense account.

Petitioners had 180 days to gather the required 2, 328 signatures to call a special election, but fell 219 signatures short.

Butler has been on city council since 1994.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.

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