Scott Klein recall, Pewaukee, Wisconsin, 2009
Klein's response to recall
According to Mayor Klein, "Is that what it has come to, when we propose something and it's all done in the light of day that now we recall you because you've got an idea? Apparently, this guy is a friend of someone in the police department…I guess I learned my lesson. You know, you take on a police department, you're going to pay a price for [it]."
Response about failed recall effort
Eberhardt, the recall initiator, said on December 8 that recall supporters have instead decided to focus on the April 2010 election instead of a recall effort. Klein's term ends in April and Eberhardt said that he is considering running for re-election. According to reports, Eberhardt said recall supporters want "a governing body that is more responsive to the wishes of the people."
Path to the ballot
The group had a 60-day window, until December 7, to collect 25% of the city’s registered voters who voted in the previous governor’s race. That means the group must not collect 1,631 or more signatures in order to force a recall election.