It appears that recall mania is spreading throughout the state with the latest election held in Snowmass to kick out a councilman.
But, unlike some Jeffco voters who become unhinged when a free people elect an official with whom they disagree politically, the high country folks kicked out Chris Jacobson for an actual, honest to God reason.
We reported in July that Jacobson was arrested for drunk driving and called the deputy who arrested him a “f—ing c—t.” Jacobson then trashed the Pitkin County Jail to the tune of $15,000 in damages and was charged with felony criminal mischief.
Jacobson was kicked out of office in an overwhelming vote of 623 to 57, the first ever recall election held in the village’s history, reports the Aspen Daily News. He will be replaced by Tom Goode who chairs the planning commission.
Jacobson hasn’t been convicted of the charges, but it seems he hasn’t been showing up to work since the arrest, says the Aspen Times.
And, there’s actual video of his behavior behind bars, so voters didn’t have to wait for a trial to determine his guilt or innocence on the charges, but could judge whether his behavior was appropriate for a councilman.
Jacobson, 50, allegedly tore off sections of a rubberized wall in the jail’s isolation cell, exposing electrical wiring, and damaged lights in the cell, causing between $14,000 and $15,000 in damage, said Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo.
Check out the video, especially the Hannibal Lecter chair, to judge for yourself.