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Group meets to discuss an Inman recall

Taylor Wizner

More than 50 people wanting to recall Rep. Larry Inman, R-Williamsburg, met at the Traverse Area District Library yesterday, asking people for help collecting signatures and donating money and supplies.

Petitioner Sandy Hardy says the group seeks a recall because Inman is not serving his constituents.

“So we are here because we want representation and we feel we deserve it,” she says.

Many people were upset Inman has missed over 80 legislative votes since May and that he is still collecting a salary. 

Inman has been charged with extortion, soliciting a bribe and lying to the FBI. 

The majority of the room was in favor of a recall.

However, Barb Willing of Traverse City says he deserves to keep his seat until the trial was over.

“I say that we hold off and see — he’s got hearings coming up in September I guess — and that we wait and hold back,” says Willing.

Inman is currently seeking medical treatment for opioid addiction.

Taylor Wizner covers heath, tourism and other news for Interlochen Public Radio.