The “Mayor” (Jose Lizarraga) who was voted out on May 15, again took the mayor’s seat today. The “Vice Mayor” Barbara Cowell also refuses to acknowledge defeat in the election. Cowell made an odd statement to a reporter for the Arizona Republic “All we’re trying to do is protect the people of Quartzsite”.
The voters still wait patiently and respectfully for their newly elected officials to be given their seats to represent them. Legal actions have begun. Councilman elect Mark Orgeron has sued the town, each council member, and the town clerk Terry Frausto. Mayor elect Ed Foster is pursuing other legal remedies.
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