Pacific Mayor Cy Sun is destroying the city we love. He may be sincere, but his actions after one short year in office have caused almost irreparable harm.
We must act
NOW if there is any hope to save Pacific. This page details why the recall is necessary, urgent and our only hope to restore sanity to our city.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


The voters of Pacific have cast their ballots in overwhelming numbers supporting the recall of Mayor Cy Sun. Current elections results are available on King County's election web page here. It was a hard-fought battle to get the issue before the citizens of this great city, but now that you have finally been allowed your say, you want sanity restored to City Hall.

The recall committee sends its deepest gratitude to the many who gave so much time, effort and money to win our city back. We made history! Now we wait until the election is certified on July 9th. Then the healing and restoration can truly begin. You done good, Pacific! THANK YOU!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Special Election Tomorrow

After numerous editorials in local papers calling on us to make an informed choice and vote to recall Mayor Cy Sun, Pacific voters will have their say tomorrow. All our hard work comes down to these final few hours. Be sure to turn in or mail your ballot by 8pm tomorrow! The elections department mobile van will be accepting ballots at the Pacific/Algona Library today until 5pm and tomorrow from 10am-8pm.

Remind your neighbors to vote, then join us to watch the election results at NW Brewing Company. Results will not be final until the elections is certified on July 9th. We not only hope for Cy Sun to be removed from office, but that he does not do further damage during his final days (for instance, he is trying once again to fire Public Safety Director John Calkins).

Thank you to the MANY volunteers who helped with this campaign. It's clear that we live in a city that cares about our future and wants sanity restored. Check our Facebook page for current announcements. See you tomorrow night!

Thursday, May 9, 2013


The recall petition was certified by King County Elections office today after enough signatures were verified. Pacific voters finally get to vote to keep Mayor Cy Sun in office or not. Today is a day of celebration for Pacific and the many citizens who realized they made a mistake in the last election. Pacific voters will finally have a chance to correct that mistake on June 25th.

Our work is not done. There is a campaign to run and neighbors to inform. We will share campaign material soon. To read the official letter from the elections office, follow this link...

Monday, April 29, 2013

Petition Submitted

In what was probably a state record, the petition to allow a recall vote of Pacific Mayor Cy Sun was submitted this morning, just two and a half days after signature gathering started. And the vast majority of those voters sought us out. We did very little door-to-door canvasing. Thank you to the 580 registered voters who supported this effort to give the citizens of Pacific their chance to vote! 

The King County Elections office said they need to verify that 415 of those 580 signatures are currently registered voters in Pacific. The 415 signatures represent 35% of the votes cast in the election that gave us Mayor Sun. The News Tribune is reporting that the elections office expects to have the verification complete in about three days, although we understand that they will canvas the signatures on May 9th. If we achieved our goal, a special election will be held within 45-60 days.

This is a major milestone against extremely challenging odds, especially when Mayor Sun openly declared he only appealed to the Supreme Court to increase the recall costs. As sweet as this victory is, we still have a long way to go and the outcome is far from certain.

In the few neighborhoods we doorbelled, it was clear there are still some vehement Sun followers. We fully support the right to honest disagreement - hopefully with civility. It is noteworthy that most of the council and many staff have acted with professionalism and restraint despite repeated attacks by Mayor Sun. We are passionate about the need to remove Cy Sun from office, but gauging from the reaction of a few this weekend, the challenge remains.

The facts speak for themselves. We will be compiling a concise list of the reasons to recall Mayor Sun in the coming days. We encourage you to be bold yet civil and approach your neighbors. They need to make an informed decision in the upcoming election. They need to hear the facts from you. The future of this city will soon be in your hands. Please get involved and let your voice be heard even before you vote.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Dodo Hall of Recall Fame

Today's Seattle Times editorial sums up our struggle to get this recall on the ballot very well. "It’s really, really hard to recall an elected official in Washington." After recounting other failed attempts to allow a recall vote, author Johnathan Martin sums it up with "All this is a reminder of the consequences of a hollowed-out news media. Good election-season vetting may have averted this debacle. Instead, people lost their jobs and Pacific is awash in needless bills. Farewell, Mayor Sun, and welcome to Washington’s dodo hall of recall fame."

If you are a registered voter in Pacific who wants to help right this wrong by signing the recall petition THIS WEEKEND, please email us at We hope to gather enough signatures by Monday morning to turn in the paperwork to the elections office. No more delays! 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Signature Gathering Starts At Noon Friday

Pacific voters finally get their chance to take some concrete action to take back their city beginning at noon tomorrow, Friday April 26th. The state Supreme Court issued their decision today allowing the recall effort to proceed to the signature gathering stage. This long-awaited step begins with a flourish across the street from city hall with the honor of the first signature going to recall committee chairman Don Thomson. Don promises to sign nice and big so Mayor Sun won't have any trouble reading it.

As soon as Don signs, the floodgates can open and other registered voters in Pacific can add their names to the petition. We need about 450 signatures, but want to get plenty extra so there is a wide margin for error. All signatures must be verified by the election department before a special election can be scheduled. Only currently registered voters within Pacific city limits are allowed to sign the petition. Others who want to help can assist with doorbelling for signatures.

Registered voters can stop by in front of the gift shop at 111 3rd Ave. SE (across from city hall) between noon and 6pm tomorrow.  It would be wonderful to have a line of people ready to sign at noon! If you can't make it tomorrow, petitions will also available on Saturday from 10am til 2pm at the same location. If you want to help doorbell, come by the gift shop and get an assignment.

Stop by tomorrow and celebrate with us! See you at high noon!


The Washington State Supreme Court upheld all of the lower court's findings today regarding the charges for recalling Pacific Mayor Cy Sun. We can finally move ahead with gathering signatures so the issue can be put out for a vote by the citizens of Pacific. You can read the court's decision here...

Petitions will be printed and ready for signature as soon as possible, hopefully by this weekend. Stay tuned! Check our Facebook page for the latest details.