Eileen Miranda Jimenez recall, West Covina Unified, California (2011)
Cynthia Esquivel was a recall organizer. She said, "This board is just out of control."
One board action Esquivel and others objected to was the firing of former West Covina Unified superintendent Liliam Leis Castillo. Jimenez was one of the board members who voted to fire Castillo. Board members Mike Spence and Steve Cox also voted to fire Castillo, but their board terms expired in November 2011 and as a result, the recall organizers saw no need to specifically target them for a recall.
Path to the ballot
Recall organizers had until August 12 to collect the approximately 6,000 signatures that were required to qualify the recall for the November 8, 2011 ballot.