Former Sebastian Mayor Richard Gillmor Tells Citizen Not to Sign Recall Petition

Richard Gilmore
Richard Gilmore

According to a local citizen, former Sebastian Councilman and Mayor Richard Gillmor is telling people that there’s “no need” to sign the recall petition to remove Damien Gilliams, Pamela Parris, and Charles Mauti.

Gillmor allegedly told the citizen that the State Attorney’s Office was handling it, and there was no need to sign a recall petition.

However, someone at the State Attorney’s Office told Sebastian Daily that it was untrue, stating the charges against the three Council members have nothing to do with the recall petition.

“Sebastian voters who want to remove Damien Gilliams, Pamela Parris, and Charles Mauti must sign the recall petition for their names to go on the ballot for recall,” a spokesperson for the Sebastian Voters Against Gilliams and Parris told Sebastian Daily.

Earlier this month, during a City Council meeting, Gilmore tried to discredit the recall group by saying they didn’t wait six months before creating their PAC.

According to a spokesperson for the Indian River County Supervisor of Elections, a PAC can be created at any time and long prior to a recall. In fact, the only requirement is that signatures are turned in after the three city council members have been in office for six months.

The State Attorney’s Office arrested Damien Gilliams and Pamela Parris on criminal charges for breaking the Sunshine Law and for perjury.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.