Mayor Daniels Blames Media for Recall Success; Residents Respond to News
Troy residents voted to oust the mayor from her position on Tuesday by a 52 percent majority vote.
Ousted Troy Mayor Janice Daniels told radio personality Charlie Langton on his morning radio show Wednesday that the only thing she regretted from the past year "is that there isn't a balanced media."
Daniels, who has not returned phone calls from Patch seeking comment on her recall, told the AM 1270 audience: "We don’t have a media that’s fair. It’s been very biased against me since the beginning. ... The people deserve balance in the media. That’s what I regret is that we don’t have a balanced media."
At the end of the interview, Daniels told Langton: "I’m not going to go away, and I’m not going to move out of town."
Once the election is certified, Daniels will officially be removed from office and Mayor Pro Tem Maureen McGinnis will serve as mayor until the next council meeting, when Councilman Dane Slater will take over as Mayor Pro Tem for the next year.
“We’re ready to start the next chapter in the City of Troy," McGinnis said early Wednesday morning as election results continued to trickle in for Troy.
“We’re going to put all this stuff behind us and start thinking about the citizens instead of the ideology of Mayor Daniels," added Councilman Jim Campbell, who has been an outspoken supporter of the recall.
Meanwhile, residents and onlookers across the internet took to Twitter and Facebook to comment on the recall's success.
"Our deepest gratitude to our outgoing Troy Mayor Janice Daniels," reads a post on the Support Troy Mayor Janice Daniels Facebook page. "You are a brave warrior for all that is right with our Republic."
"Thank God is true!!!" wrote Camille Maniscalco-Dery on the Recall Janice Daniels Facebook page. "What a nut bag she is."
Readers also reacted to the news on Troy Patch.
"It's a beautiful new day in Troy," wrote Sharon MacDonnell, who was the first to find and share the mayor's controversial Facebook post last December. "I hope the drama is gone and we can all return to our lives and doing what is best for Troy and our families. God bless our Democracy."
"Great news to wake up to," John David wrote. "I am sure that the city council will move forward together to name a mayor for the next year until the regular November election, following the city charter."
"For the first time in a few years, I feel proud to live in Troy," wrote Cathy Fucinari.
On Twitter, hundreds of users tweeted and retweeted the news of the recall.
@alfral tweeted: "Happy Janice Daniels was kicked out of office. If you're not from Troy, MI this is who was representing us. #ignorance"
@dstudz6 tweeted: "Bye bye Ms. Arrogance!"
@mattseba tweeted: "Absolutely disgusted with the recall of Janice Daniels!"
@helzapoppn tweeted: "More good news from last night's mixed bag: Troy Mayor Janice Daniels recalled with 52 percent of vote"
@YoSwanny tweeted: "This makes me very happy!"
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