La Crosse Council President Faces Recall


The recall election for the La Crosse City Council president has been set. Audrey Kader has served on the La Crosse City Council for almost 20 years. She represents a middle-class district close to downtown that includes Viterbo University.

Although Kader ran unopposed in the last election, she may face some competition at the end of January. That’s when the City Council set her recall election.

The Restore La Crosse Committee is driving the recall and has ties to the local Tea Party group. Member Greg Luce says they disagree with Kader’s failed attempt to establish a city administrator and effort to change public comment rules at meetings.

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“She’s the most divisive woman in city politics,” he says.”She’s a part of group of micro-managing control freaks that need to be stopped.”

Luce says the group may also try to recall other members of the City Council.

Kader says she’s served her district well and she’ll defeat the recall one way or another.

Challengers have until Wednesday to get on the ballot. So far, no one has filed papers with the City Clerk.