Mayor Nick Isgro presides over a Waterville City Council meeting on June 5, 2018, in this Central Maine Community Access Television image. Isgro survived a recall attempt at the polls Tuesday. Credit: Image courtesy of Central Maine Community Access Television

WATERVILLE, Maine — A Maine mayor who narrowly survived a recall effort in the wake of a tweet making fun of a Parkland, Florida, high school shooting survivor says he deserves an apology from his critics and said they should repay the city for the cost of the recall vote.

The attempt to recall Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro failed on Tuesday. He has been a source of controversy in Maine since April, when he posted a tweet that said “Eat it, Hogg” in reference to outspoken shooting survivor David Hogg.

To the People of Waterville, You did it. You rejected a divisive political agenda that sought to undo the…

Posted by Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro on Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Isgro says people involved in the recall effort should apologize to him and reimburse the city for election costs. The Morning Sentinel reports the bid to recall Isgro failed by 91 votes.

Isgro posted on Facebook that city councilors and others who supported the recall “sowed division instead of cooperation.”

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