Al Pscholka recall, Michigan House of Representatives (2011)

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An effort to recall Al Pscholka, a member of the Republican Party, from his elected position representing District 79 in the Michigan House of Representatives was launched in April 2011.

On April 28, 2011 Benton Harbor City Commissioner Dennis Knowles filed language to recall Pscholka from office. It stated that Pscholka should be recalled "for sponsoring and supporting Public Act 4 that has robbed the citizens in District 79, namely the city of Benton Harbor, of their democratic rights...empowering a non elected emergency financial manager...(and) striking local municipal government representation for, of and by the people."[1]

Following the submission's rejection by the Berrien County Election Commission, Knowles submitted new recall language seeking recall on May 11.[2] At a meeting on May 22 the county election commission approved the language. The recall language is valid for 180 days, but Knowles must collect 6,718 signatures within a 90 day period in order to put a recall on the ballot.[3]

In early August, Knowles announced he had collected nearly half of the required signatures and planned to turn in the petitions on September 15.[4]

The deadline for turning in petitions was November 18, 2011. The recall never made it to the ballot.[5]

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