SPECIAL ELECTION: Recall vote on Ontario’s Rodriguez set for July 6

Ontario City Councilor Freddy Rodriguez at last week's council meeting as citizens were advocating for his resignation. He will contest a recall. (The Enterprise/Angelina Katsanis)

ONTARIO – A special election to recall Ontario City Councilor Freddy Rodriguez is scheduled for July 6, according to the Malheur County Clerk Gayle Trotter. Ballots will be mailed out Wednesday, June 16. 

All 6,300 registered voters within Ontario city limits are eligible to vote in the special election. The May 2021 election had a voter turnout of 32%, with 2,026 votes being cast.

“I accept any and all judgment of my actions and apologize for them,” Rodriguez said in a statement he submitted to the city Monday to be part of the ballot. “I acknowledge all victims of domestic violence. Everyone has the right to report unwanted . . .