Rick Maldonado, David Torrez, Melissa Cano and Mary Helen Villanueva recall, Parlier Unified, California (2011)
In the vote that took place on November 8, all four school board members were retained in office.
The recall effort was launched in March 2011.
The Parlier Unified School District board has five members. The only member of the board who was not targeted in the recall effort is Xavier Betancourt.
Maria Betancourt was a recall organizer. She is the wife of Xavier Betancourt, who is a member of the Parlier Unified School District.
Betancourt and others organized a group called the "Save our Schools Committee" to lead the recall.
Recall supporters objected to a vote by the four targeted board members in March 2011 to place Parlier Unified School District superintendent Rick Rodriguez on paid administrative leave.
Path to the ballot
Recall organizers needed to collect a minimum of 936 signatures for each recall target to force a recall vote.
The signatures were submitted to Fresno County election officials, where they were scrutinized for validity. Fresno County election officials announced in the last week of June 2011 that the petitions contained sufficient valid signatures to trigger a special recall election.
- Recall campaigns in California
- Laws governing recall in California
- School board recalls
- Fresno County