FOSTER CITY (CBS SF) — Voting results from Tuesday’s election showed Foster City residents overwhelmingly approving a measure to recall City Councilman Herb Perez after his repeated insults of city residents and “bullying.”
Perez, who has served on the council since 2011, has been known to call residents “delusional morons” and “malfeasant malcontents.”READ MORE: COVID Reopening: Santa Clara County Indoor Dining, Gyms Open For 1st Time Since December After Shift To Red Tier
The verbal abuse and accusations of Perez voting in favor of development in the city spurred a group of residents to launch the recall effort last May.READ MORE: COVID: Swollen Lymph Nodes After Vaccination Could Lead To False Breast Cancer Diagnosis, UCSF Doctors Say
The recall effort has the support of 77.29 percent of voters while 22.71 percent of voters said he shouldn’t be recalled.
In the event of Perez’s ouster from the City Council, voters in Tuesday’s election also chose his successor from former police Capt. Jon Frooman and community activist Patrick Sullivan.MORE NEWS: Basketball Star Jeremy Lin Speaks Out About Attacks On Asian Americans, Racism On Court
Early voting showed Frooman with a clear lead of 59.6 percent compared to 40.4 percent for Sullivan.